Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures and practice classes.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 2 x one hour practice classes per week. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Successful completion of VCE Mathematical Methods 1/2 or equivalent|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Students with a score of 25 or more in VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 will not be permitted to enrol in this subject.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorMs Elizabeth Bailey
First Year Coordinator
|Subject Overview:||Students will strengthen and develop algebraic and conceptual skills, building a firm mathematical base for MAST10005 Calculus 1. |
Fundamental concepts about number systems and set theory will be followed by introductory counting principles and techniques. These will be applied to the laws of probability, leading to the study of discrete and continuous random variables. Basic ideas about functions and their inverses will be introduced using examples such as the logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions. Differential and integral calculus will be studied with applications to graph sketching and optimization problems. Students will also learn integration techniques, with applications to areas between curves.
Students completing this subject should
Ten written assignments due at weekly intervals during semester amounting to a total of up to 25 pages (10%), a 45-minute written test held mid-semester (10%), and a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (80%). |
Students are required to attend at least 16 out of 22 practice classes to be eligible for assessment.
|Prescribed Texts:||M Evans, K Lipson, P Jones, Essential Mathematical Methods 3 & 4, 4th edition, Cambridge University Press, 2005|
|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 mathematical skills, students will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any career path. These include: |
This subject is not available for science credit or commerce credit in any course.
This subject is equivalent for pre-requisite purposes to VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4.
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