This unit of study aims to provide a basic understanding of single variable calculus and its engineering applications. During classes students are encouraged to work in groups to apply techniques to the solution of mathematical exercises and basic engineering problems. The unit begins with a consolidation of the student's knowledge of basic algebra including the solution of linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic equations. Calculus topics include limits, differentiation, integration, integration techniques, definite integral and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Applications of calculus include optimisation problems, related rates, area and volumes between curves; and separable first order differential equations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Solve equations and graph a variety of mathematical functions.  
  2. Perform differentiation and integration.  
  3. Apply calculus techniques to engineering-related problems.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Problem sets (2 x individual and 1 x group) 30%
Test In-class tests (2) 60%
Test Unsupervised online quizzes (5) 10%

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