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MA1009 - Algebra and Calculus 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject builds on the mathematics experience of students from MA1008. Topics covered include differential and integral calculus, differential equations and linear algebra. The subject will have an emphasis on engineering applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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;
  • Use calculus to sketch graphs of different functions including conic sections to analyse and interpret the important features of the mathematics;
  • Analyse linear systems of equations using properties of matricies;
  • Communicate mathematical thinking incorporating the concepts and methods presented in the course.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (70%)
  • other exams (30%).
Prerequisites: MA1008


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.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 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.