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Unit description

Introduces students to techniques to manipulate and solve various algebraic expressions. The number system is extended to include complex numbers, and an introduction to Calculus is included, with the concepts and basic techniques for differentiation and integration. 

Unit content

Solving and Simplifying Equations

Polynomial Expressions

Rational Expressions

Systems of Linear Equations

Complex Numbers

Functions and Limits

Introduction to Differentiation

Higher Order Derivatives and Differentiability

Differentiation Techniques 

Introduction to Integration

Integration Techniques

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1use of the concepts and techniques required to manipulate and solve various algebraic expressionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2 formulate complex numbers and the calculus concepts of differentiation and integrationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3apply mathematical techniques from algebra and calculus to application problems Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4communicate mathematical concepts and processes and results effectivelyCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. use of the concepts and techniques required to manipulate and solve various algebraic expressions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. formulate complex numbers and the calculus concepts of differentiation and integration
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply mathematical techniques from algebra and calculus to application problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. communicate mathematical concepts and processes and results effectively
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Calculations15%
Calculations15%
Exam: closed book55%
Calculations15%
Notice

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Fee information

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