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MA1000 - Mathematical Foundations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: MA1020 OR MATHEMATICS B OR Maths C OR Admission to 102810 OR Admission to 102910

Availabilities

Beijing UT, Study Period 69, Internal
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Mr Patrick Higgins
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Mr Patrick Higgins
Lecturer: David Godwin.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Mr Patrick Higgins.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course tests (20% - 40%); online quizzes (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 25-Jun-2012 to 16-Jul-2012
Coord/Lect: Mr Patrick Higgins.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
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.