Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Mathematical Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr John McCloughan


Functions, domain and range, function representation; different types of functions including linear, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial and rational functions; function algebra; composition of functions; inverse of functions; transformations; modelling with functions; rates of change; introduction to differentiation and integration, including techniques and applications.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe the properties of elementary functions by means of tables, graphs and mathematical expressions;

  1. Manipulate functions using a range of methods from algebra and calculus;

  1. Apply functions and appropriate mathematical tools to model simple physical systems;

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in using a computer to solve simple mathematical problems;

  1. Communicate mathematical arguments in written form.


Examination (3 hours): 60%
Assignments and tests: 40%
Student must pass the final examination to be granted a pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour support class per week


MTH1049. Please note that students who have already completed MTH1020, MTH1030 or MTH1035 cannot enrol in MTH1010.