SIT190 - Introductory Mathematical Methods
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
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.
Campus: 3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.
This unit does not satisfy the mathematics requirements for engineering courses.
SIT190 aims to develop student understanding of 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 from a number of different disciplines for learning tertiary level mathematics. Students will explore the algebra of polynomials, exponentials, logarithms and trigonometric functions and learn rules for differentiating and integrating these functions. Applications studied include graph sketching, maximisation and minimisation problems, areas and kinematics.
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 50% in the examination.