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MATH11218 Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
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Unit Profile Correction added on 11-05-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to a 24-hour take-home exam. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment. The learning outcomes assessed are unchanged.

General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will study fundamental mathematical concepts, processes and techniques that are necessary to support subsequent studies in applied calculus. You will investigate the properties and applications of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions. You will use trigonometry to solve triangles and trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena. Complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra will be used to develop solutions to problems. You will apply the concepts of elementary statistics to analyse data and introductory probability theory to predict the likelihood of occurrence of an event. Other important elements of this unit are the communication of results, concepts and ideas using mathematics as a language. Through the use of mathematical software you will visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Anti-requisite: MATH12223 or MATH12224 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit coordinator reflection

Feedback

Students need to maintain ethical practice in assignment preparation.

Recommendation

Continue to reinforce to students the need for ethical practice in all aspects of study.

Feedback from Unit evaluation

Feedback

Students commented very favourably on the unit being interesting, the ease of learning due to quality lectures and tutorial materials and recognised the expertise of the teaching staff.

Recommendation

Continue to foster the current learning and teaching environment.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Solve problems by applying the properties of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions
  2. Model periodic phenomena using trigonometric functions and apply trigonometry to solve triangles
  3. Use complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra to develop solutions to problems
  4. Apply the concepts of elementary statistics to analyse data and introductory probability theory to predict the likelihood of occurrence of an event
  5. Communicate results, concepts and ideas in context using mathematics as a language
  6. Apply mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.


Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Engineering Mathematics 5th edition (2017)

Authors: Croft, Davison, Flint & Hargeaves
Pearson
Harlow Harlow , Essex , UK
ISBN: 9781292146652
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Copies are available for purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a document scanner and/or pdf converter (all assessment submitted electronically as pdf file)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Roland Dodd Unit Coordinator
r.dodd@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 4.1 to 4.4, 7.1 to 7.7

Chapter

Chapter 4: Coordinate systems, and Chapter 7: Vectors

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 4.2 to 4.4, 7.2, 7.3, 7.5 to 7.7 and Week 1 Tutorial Exercises

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 1.1, 1.2,1.4 to 1.5

Chapter

Chapter 1: Review of algebraic techniques

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 1.2, 1.4 to 1.5 and Week 2 Tutorial Exercises

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 1.6 to 1.8

Chapter

Chapter 1: Review of algebraic techniques

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 1.6 to 1.8 and Week 3 Tutorial Exercises

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 2.1 to 2.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.6 to 2.4.9

Chapter

Chapter 2: Engineering functions

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 2.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.6, 2.4.8, 2.4.9 and Week 4 Tutorial Exercises

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 2.4.3 to 2.4.5

Chapter

Chapter 2: Engineering functions

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5 and Week 5 Tutorial Exercises


Assignment 1 Due: Week 5 Thursday (9 Apr 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 3.1 to 3.8

Chapter

Chapter 3: The trigonometric functions

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 3.3, 3.4, 3.6 to 3.8 and Week 6 Tutorial Exercises

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 9.1 to 9.9

Chapter

Chapter 9: Complex numbers

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 9.2 to 9.5, 9.7, 9.9 and Week 7 Tutorial Exercises

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 8.1 to 8.8

Chapter

Chapter 8: Matrix algebra

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 8.3, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8 and Week 8 Tutorial Exercises

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 8.9 to 8.13

Chapter

Chapter 8: Matrix algebra

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 8.9 to 8.11, 8.13 and Week 9 Tutorial Exercises


Assignment 2 Due: Week 9 Thursday (14 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 28.1 to 28.4, 28.6 to 28.7, 29.1 to 29.5

Chapter

Chapter 28: Probability, and Chapter 29: Statistics and probability distributions

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 28.2 to 28.4, 28.6-28.7, 29.2, 29.3, 29.5 and Week 10 Tutorial Exercises

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Textbook Sections 29.6 to 29.15

Chapter

Chapter 29: Statistics and probability distributions

Events and Submissions/Topic

Textbook Exercises 29.6 to 29.15 and Week 11 Tutorial Exercises

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Revision and Week 12 Tutorial Exercises

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

Please see the unit Moodle site for the questions in this assignment. Questions are from the unit content covered in Weeks 1-4. Assignment 1 will be available for download under the "Assessment" block on the unit Moodle site, together with complete instructions for online submission of your solutions to the assignment questions. Marks will be deducted for assignments which are submitted late without prior permission or adequate explanation. Assignments will receive NO marks if submitted after the solutions are released (2 weeks after the assignment submission date) but will still be counted as submitted.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Thursday (9 Apr 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

Extensions: Solutions to this assignment will be made available to students 2 weeks after the due date. Consequently, extension requests greater than 14 days will be denied except under exceptional circumstances.


Return Date to Students

Extensions: Solutions to this assignment will be made available to students 2 weeks after the due date. Consequently, extension requests greater than 14 days will be denied except under exceptional circumstances.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Questions are from unit content covered in Weeks 1-4. Questions are awarded full marks if they are error-free, partial marks if there are some errors, and no marks if not attempted or contain so many errors as to render the attempt to be without value. The final Assignment 1 mark is scaled to an assessment weighting out of 20%. Answers to all questions should be neatly and clearly presented. Full working is required to obtain maximum credit for solutions.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 1 is uploaded as a single document at the unit Moodle site for MATH11218. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Solve problems by applying the properties of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions
  • Communicate results, concepts and ideas in context using mathematics as a language
  • Apply mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

Please see the unit Moodle site for the questions in this assignment. Questions are from the unit content covered in Weeks 5-8. Assignment 2 will be available for download under the "Assessment" block on the unit Moodle website, together with complete instructions for online submission of your solutions to the assignment questions.

Marks will be deducted for assignments which are submitted late without prior permission or adequate explanation. Assignments will receive NO marks if submitted after the solutions are released (2 weeks after the assignment submission date) but will still be counted as submitted.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Thursday (14 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

Extensions: Solutions to this assignment will be made available to students 2 weeks after the due date. Consequently, extension requests greater than 14 days will be denied except under exceptional circumstances.


Return Date to Students

Extensions: Solutions to this assignment will be made available to students 2 weeks after the due date. Consequently, extension requests greater than 14 days will be denied except under exceptional circumstances.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Questions are from unit content covered in Weeks 5-8. Questions are awarded full marks if they are error-free, partial marks if there are some errors, and no marks if not attempted or contain so many errors as to render the attempt to be without value. The final Assignment 2 mark is scaled to an assessment weighting out of 20%. Answers to all questions should be neatly and clearly presented. Full working is required to obtain maximum credit for solutions.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 2 is uploaded as a single document at the unit Moodle site for MATH11218. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Model periodic phenomena using trigonometric functions and apply trigonometry to solve triangles
  • Use complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra to develop solutions to problems
  • Communicate results, concepts and ideas in context using mathematics as a language
  • Apply mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an examination

Date
During the University examination period

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
Students must score a minimum of 50% of the marks available on the final examination.

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Open Book
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