Calculus 1
Subject 620154 (2009)
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Credit Points:  12.50  

Level:  1 (Undergraduate)  
Dates & Locations:  This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009: Semester 1,  Taught on campus.
Semester 2,  Taught on campus.
Lectures and practice classes. Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.  
Time Commitment:  Contact Hours: 36 onehour lectures (three per week), 12 onehour practice classes (one per week). Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.  
Prerequisites:  Study score of 25 or more in VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 or equivalent, or Introduction to Mathematics.  
Corequisites:  None  
Recommended Background Knowledge:  None  
Non Allowed Subjects:  Students may only gain credit for one of 620151 (prior to 2008), Calculus 1, 620161 (prior to 2008). Students who have completed 620121 (prior to 2008), 620140 (prior to 2008) or 620141 (prior to 2008) may not enrol in this subject for credit.  
Core Participation Requirements:  It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit. 
Coordinator
Dr Deborah KingSubject Overview: 
This subject extends students' knowledge of functions and calculus and introduces them to the topics of vectors and complex numbers. Students will be introduced to new functions such as the inverse trigonometric functions and learn how to extend the techniques of differentiation to these. Integration techniques will be applied to solving first order differential equations. Differential calculus: graphs of functions of one variable, trigonometric functions and their inverses, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, implicit differentiation, related rates. Integral calculus: integration by trigonometric and algebraic substitutions and partial fractions with application to areas and volumes. Ordinary differential equations: slope fields, solution of simple first order differential equations arising from applications such as population modelling. Vectors: dot product, scalar and vector projections, plane curves specified by vector equations. Complex numbers: arithmetic of complex numbers, sketching regions in the complex plane, De Moivre's Theorem, roots of polynomials, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. 

Objectives: 
Students completing this subject should:

Assessment:  Up to 50 pages of written assignments 20% (due during semester), a 3hour written examination 80% (in the examination period). 
Prescribed Texts:  J Hass, M Weir, G Thomas, University Calculus, Pearson Education, Inc., 2007 
Breadth Options:  This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses: You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects. 
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Generic Skills:  In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:

Notes: 
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course. Students with a score of 27 or more in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 will normally not be permitted to enrol in this subject; such students should enrol in one of Calculus 2, Linear Algebra or Accelerated Mathematics 1. 
Related Course(s): 
Bachelor of Engineering 
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 
Civil (Engineering) Systems First year mathematics and statistics Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems 
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