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Area/Catalogue
MATH 1079

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170263

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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 3
Study Period 6

Course aim

To develop and extend mathematical concepts relevant to mechanical, civil and electrical engineering using both analytic and software approaches.

Course content

Module 1: Linear Algebra (Applied)

Vectors and matrices, linear dependence of vectors, linear systems of equations, row operation as matrix multiplications, row reduced echelon form (RREF), matrix inverse, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a square matrix, degenerate eigenvalues, diagonalisation of a square matrix, application to coupled systems of ordinary differential equations with examples from mechanics and ecology. MATLAB exercises.

Module 2: ODE's and Techniques of Integration

Linear and separable differential equations of first order. Inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives, hyperbolic functions. Techniques of integration: Integration by parts, integration using partial fractions, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitutions. Improper integrals. Applications of integration in mechanics: area, volume of regular bodies, centre of mass, moment of inertia, work. Linear differential equations of second order: reduction of order, homogenous and inhomogeneous equations, constant coefficient o.d.e's, applications in mechanics and electrical circuits. MATLAB exercises.

Textbooks

Edwards, CH & Penney DE 2008, Calculus Early Transcendentals, 7th, Pearson Prentice Hall

Kleinfeld, E & 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 1078 UO Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1

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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