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MAT1049 - Basic mathematics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr John Arkinstall


Gippsland Full year 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)


Topics covered include number systems, basic algebra, sets, functions, analytic geometry, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, introduction to combinatorial counting techniques, binomial theorem, sequences and series, introductory elements of differential and integral calculus, and matrices.


The unit aims to prepare students lacking a recent Year 12 level mathematics background to enter first-year level tertiary mathematics subjects. On completion of the unit, the student is expected to have mastered basic algebraic processes; have familiarity and facility with the graphs and properties of standard functions and with basic operations on matrices and sets; have mastered the basic techniques of differentiation and integration; be able to use the above knowledge in problem solving.


Twelve assignments: 33%
Two examinations (each 3 hours): 67%
Examinations will include a mastery-learning component

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and two 1-hour tutorials per week


Mathematical background at about Year 11. Students lacking this background should seek advice