2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.
1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this unit successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Apply the rules of algebra to solve algebraic equations in one variable and linear simultaneous equations in two variables and quadratic equations
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solving
Use appropriate rules to simplify problems involving exponentials, logarithms and trigonometric ratios.
Apply elementary differentiation techniques to calculate the derivatives of polynomialtrigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, and to find and classify stationary points
Apply the quotient, product and chain rules to find derivatives of combinations of functions
Find indefinite and definite integrals of polynomial, trigonometric and exponential functions using simple anti-differentiationand apply integration techniques to calculate area
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the examination.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT190 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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