The unit of study aims to provide basic understanding in manipulating and solving various algebraic expressions. Students will sketch various polynomials and other functions. An extension of the number system will be made to include complex numbers: their definition and basic operations using rectangular and polar. An introduction to calculus: using rules for differentiation, and the solution of equations Concepts of integration: the relationship between integration and differentiation, area between curves. Integration methods: integration by substitution, integration by part. Students are encouraged to work in groups in tutorial classes where they can apply their learning material to the solution of mathematical exercises and basic real-life problems. This subject continues the stream that will allow students to satisfy mathematics teacher registration.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NEM1001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Solve and graph a variety of mathematical functions;  
  2. Perform simple complex number calculations;  
  3. Perform basic differentiation and integration;  
  4. Apply algebra and calculus to real-life problems.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Post-Class Quizzes (5) 20%
Test In-Class Quizzes (3) 50%
Assignment Problem Solving Activity 10%
Project Project 20%

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