An introductory mathematics unit that contextualises concepts and skills in Algebra and Calculus by utilising applications in Engineering and Science. Students will manipulate and solve various algebraic expressions and utilise these to sketch various polynomials and other functions. An introduction to vectors and their practical applications will be applied. An introduction to calculus using rules for differentiation and the concepts of integration will be made. This will include the relationship between integration and differentiation. Also, students will use various calculators (for example; Scientific, Graphics, Desmos, etc) in assisting the successful completion of learning activities and assessments.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):