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MA1000 - Mathematical Foundations

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Algebra including partial fractions and the binomial theorem; analytic geometry; functions and graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometry; differentiation, including implicit differentiation and related rates; stationary points, curve sketching; simple integration; matrix algebra. The subject is designed for students with an OP of 10 or better. Students who do not have this level of preparation will be encouraged to consider MA1020 to build their foundation in Mathematics.

Learning Outcomes

  • manipulate and solve algebraic equations involving non-integer powers and exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and polynomial functions;
  • sketch graphs of different functions including conic sections to analyse and interpret the important features of the mathematics;
  • differentiate and integrate algebraic expressions involving non-integer powers and exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and polynomial functions;
  • apply methods of algebra and differential calculus to solve problems;
  • communicate mathematical thinking incorporating the concepts and methods presented in the course.
Prerequisites: MA1020 OR MATHEMATICS B OR Maths C

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 22-Mar-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 22-Mar-2018
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures - Online
    • 13 hours - Online discussion/tutorial
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); (30% - 50%).

      Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
      Census Date 23-Aug-2018
      Face to face teaching (Weekly Tutorial)
      Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 13 hours tutorials
      • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

        Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
        Census Date 22-Mar-2018
        Coord/Lect: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
        Contact hours:
        • 39 hours lectures
        • 13 hours tutorials
        • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
          Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

          Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.