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Unit details

SIT190 - Introductory Mathematical Methods

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

M Cyganowski

Prerequisite:

Students who have successfully completed VCE Maths Methods 3 and 4 and/or Specialist Maths 3 and 4 are not normally eligible to enrol in this unit.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit aims to develop the fundamental functions of applied mathematics, and to introduce calculus to students who have not previously studied it in secondary school. It is designed to prepare students for tertiary level mathematics.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include: polynomials, exponentials, logarithms and trigonometric functions. Particular reference is made to the basic rules of algebra governing operations, functions and the solution of equations. The rules for differentiating and integrating elementary polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions are introduced. Applications studied include graph sketching, maximisation and minimisation problems, areas and kinematics.

Assessment

Examination 60%, three assignments (10%, 15%, 15%) 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$2634$2681

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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