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SIT190 - Introductory Mathematical Methods

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

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:Trimester 1: Michelle Cyganowski
Trimester 2: Kerri Morgan
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

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.

Content

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

ULO1

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 capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

Use appropriate rules to simplify problems involving exponentials, logarithms and trigonometric ratios.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Apply elementary differentiation techniques to calculate the derivatives of polynomial
trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, and to find and classify stationary points

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Apply the quotient, product and chain rules to find derivatives of combinations of functions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO5

Find indefinite and definite integrals of polynomial, trigonometric and exponential functions using simple anti-differentiation
and apply integration techniques to calculate area

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Three problem solving tasks  Written mathematical tasks 40% (10%, 15%, 15%) Weeks 4, 8 and 11
Examination 2-hour written examination 60% Examination period

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.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the examination.

Learning Resource

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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