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MA1000 - Mathematical Foundations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

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 OR Admission to 102810 OR Admission to 102910

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 01-Jul-2014 to 21-Jul-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Wayne Read.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - On-line delivery.
  • 26 hours tutorials - 2 hours per day on campus.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 01-Jul-2014 to 21-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Wayne Read
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - On-line delivery.
  • 26 hours tutorials - 2 hours per day on campus.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%).

Beijing UT, Internal, Study Period 69
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (30% - 50%).

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.