This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important in connection with practical problems. This unit lays a solid foundation for more advanced mathematics undertaken in semester two and higher years.
|Unit name||Mathematics I|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
Dr Christopher Chin
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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ILO 1 Use function algebra to represent functions as tables, graphs, and mathematical expressions and have developed skills in using functions as models for real-life behaviour.
ILO 2 State the basic properties of geometric vectors including products of up to three vectors, and apply the results to the geometry of curves and the motion of objects.
ILO 3 Calculate derivatives of functions involving polynomials, exponentials, logarithms, trigonometric functions and inverses. Use them to solve problems involving rates of change, maximum and minimum and approximation of functions.
ILO 4 Calculate integrals and use integrals in applications such as Simpson’s rule.
ILO 5 Calculate partial derivatives and apply the chain rules.
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- Year 12 Maths Methods (or equivalent) or with permission from Unit Coordinator.
Newnham Campus: 3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly
Cradle Coast Campus: Lectures will be delivered offline, with weekly on-campus tutorials.
Cradle Coast Campus Students: We strongly recommend to all students (in particular Cradle Coast campus students) that to get the best outcome of the unit, you should physically attend the lectures in the Newnham (Launceston) campus. However, all lectures are recorded and will be made available on MyLO (subject to availability). For missed recordings due to external factors beyond the lecturer's control, all reasonable efforts will be made to rectify the situation arising from this.
Examination 60%, Assessments 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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