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MA1000 - Mathematical Foundations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50% - 70%)
  • on-course tests (20% - 40%)
  • online quizzes (10%).
Prerequisites: MA1020 OR MATHEMATICS B OR Maths C
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MA1008 AND MA1009

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 47
Census Date 30-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 48
Census Date 26-Nov-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.