This unit of competency covers the application of mathematical analysis, graphical and software techniques to engineering problems. It includes exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric equations involving single and double angles, sequences and series, two dimensional vector analysis, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - solving mathematical problems using standard engineering software packages, and validating software results of simple examples analytically and/or graphically; - manipulating values using decimal, binary and hexadecimal number systems; - graphing and analysing functions for solutions; - exponential and logarithmic functions; - trigonometric functions; - using the techniques of sequences and series to solve simple mathematical problems; - using the techniques of two dimensional vectors to solve mathematic and applied problems; - solving problems involving complex quantities using the properties, operations and theorems of complex numbers; - using determinant and matrix analysis to solve algebraic and vectorial problems, and; - using probability to assess likely occurrences.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - software for mathematical analysis and graphical representations; - binomials and polynomials; - exponential and logarithmic functions; - trigonometric equations; - sequences and series; - two dimensional vectors; - complex numbers; - determinant and matrices; - probability, and; - stability analysis using plots.

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