This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply basic mathematics to engineering studies.  This includes numbers, algebra, sequences and series, functional relationship (linear, polynomial, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and circular), introduction to 2D vectors and introductory to differential and integral calculus of those functions.

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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: - apply set of numbers and algebraic skills to manipulate and process mathematical information; - identify different types of functions and mathematically analysing their behaviour and apply to solve simple engineering problems; - use the techniques of sequences and series to solve simple mathematical problems; - use the techniques of two dimensional vectors to solve mathematic and applied problems; - apply basic techniques of calculus; - identify and define problems; - collect and analyse data, and; - report and present data and quantitative information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - numbers; - algebra; - sequences and series; - functions and relations; - linear relations; - quadratic relations; - cubic polynomials; - other functions and relations; - exponential functions and logarithms; - circular functions; - introduction to 2D vectors; - differentiation, and; - kinematics applications, anti-differentiation.

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