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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the algebraic and other mathematical concepts and processes required for calculus and linear algebra. Topics include Basic algebra review, further algebra, Simultaneous equations, introduction to differentiation and integration with several different types of function, introduction to matrix algebra.

Unit content

Topic 1: Basic algebra review

Topic 2: Simultaneous equations

Topic 3: Algebra 2 – advanced algebraic techniques

Topic 4: Introduction to differentiation and limits

Topic 5: First derivative

Topic 6: Rules of differentiation

Topic 7: The definite integral

Topic 8: Indefinite integrals

Topic 9: Mixed revision including matric algebra techniques

Topic 10: Revision and review – 'real world' applications

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
1demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the concepts and processes required for calculus and linear algebraKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate a proficiency in applying calculus and linear algebra techniquesIntellectual rigour
3use appropriate techniques from calculus and linear algebra to solve 'real world' problemsKnowledge of a discipline
4communicate mathematical concepts and processes and results effectively at different levels of formality.Communication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the concepts and processes required for calculus and linear algebra
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate a proficiency in applying calculus and linear algebra techniques
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. use appropriate techniques from calculus and linear algebra to solve 'real world' problems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. communicate mathematical concepts and processes and results effectively at different levels of formality.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (8 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
QuizSR
Calculations25%
Calculations25%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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