Courses & Units

Mathematics 1A KMA152



KMA152 & KMA154 are requisite first year units for majors in Mathematics, Physics & Engineering and are pre-requisites for many second year units.


Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a real variable. Calculus of one variable. Differentiation, differentiation techniques, implicit differentiation; applications including optimization problems and related rates; integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, areas between curves, volumes. Complex numbers. Introduction to linear algebra and vectors in 2 & 3 dimensional spaces.


Unit name Mathematics 1A
Unit code KMA152
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics

Teaching staff

Dr K Dharmadasa

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 010101

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MTM415117 Mathematics Methods or higher) or (KMA003)

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • XPD127
  • JEE103


Teaching Pattern

4x1-hr lectures and 1-hr tutorial. (Mandatory attendance in the unit KMA105 Mathematics Fundamentals may be required as determined by performance in an initial assessment).  See handbook entry for KMA105 for details


3-hr exam (60%), assignments and class tests (40%)

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