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MTH1020
Faculty of Science
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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
SynopsisProperties of real and complex numbers; algebraic functions and common transcendental functions; modelling change using elementary functions; limits and continuity; rate of change, derivatives, local and global extrema; sums and integrals, antiderivatives, calculus applications: optimisation, area and volume, introduction to differential equations; Vectors in two and three dimensional space. ObjectivesOn completion of this unit students should have a firm grasp of the properties of real and complex numbers and the analytical properties of elementary functions, be competent in using the basic techniques in differential and integral calculus to investigate the behaviour of functions which are used to model change in reallife situations and demonstrate basic knowledge of vectors in two and threedimensional space. In particular, they will have acquired knowledge of: the properties of real and complex numbers; the concepts of limit, continuity, differentiable and integrable functions; the basic analytic properties of simple algebraic functions and common transcendental functions; the concepts of local and global extrema; the inter relationship between differentiation and integration; will have developed skills in: working out the functional behaviour by means of neat sketchgraphs; determining basic properties and behaviour of functions by analytic, numerical and graphical means; giving geometric interpretation of and the limiting processes involved in taking the derivative and the integral of a function; using differentiation and integration techniques in applied contexts; vectors and two and threedimensional space; communicating and interpreting mathematical results; using computer algebra software to analyse change of reallife problems; and will have developed and/or strengthened the ability to present mathematical arguments in writing. Assessment
Examination (3 hours): 60% Chief examiner(s)
Dr Cristina Varsavsky (First semester) Contact hoursThree 1hour lectures and one 2hour support class per week PrerequisitesMTH1010 or VCE Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 (with an average grade of C or above in the written examination components) Prohibitions 