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Area/Catalogue
MATH 1078

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170262

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 1
Study Period 4

Course aim

To provide an introduction to mathematical concepts relevant to engineering disciplines using both analytic and software approaches.

Course content

Introduction to the computer software program MATLAB and its applications.Definition and properties of vectors, applications to the geometry of the plane, complex numbers, operations on complex numbers, modulus and its properties, functions and their graphs with applications to trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and inverse functions, differentiation and applications to related rates problems and to maxima and minima problems, l’Hôpital’s rule, parametric representation of curves, solution of simple differential equations, visualisation of motion using computer software, integration of trigonometric and rational functions with applications to the calculation of simple plane areas and rates of change.

Textbooks

Edwards, C.H. and Penney, D.E. 2008, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th edition, Prentice Hall

Kleinfeld, E. and Kleinfeld, M 2001, Understanding Linear Algebra Using MATLAB, , Prentice Hall

Jensen, G., 2000, Using MATLAB in Calculus, Prentice Hall

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MATH 1077 UO Essential Mathematics 2: Calculus

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 55% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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