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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
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 - 2021
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).
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
Assessment Overview
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.
All University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
You may wish to view these policies:
- Grades and Results Policy
- Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
- Review of Grade Procedure
- Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
- Student Refund and Credit Balance Policy and Procedure
- Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
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.
Some students would be better prepared for success in MATH11218 by undertaking additional mathematics studies to cover the assumed knowledge that is required in this unit.
Optimise communication strategies used to promote the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit to first-year engineering students, as preparation for MATH11218.
Feedback from Student feedback from the Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Positive student feedback was received noting the unit was well resourced, engaging, had real world examples, high quality lectures with approachable lecturing staff that gave quick follow up to queries.
Continue to offer a positive learning experience.
- Solve problems by applying the properties of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions
- Model periodic phenomena using trigonometric functions and apply trigonometry to solve triangles
- Use complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra to develop solutions to problems
- Apply the concepts of elementary statistics to analyse data and introductory probability theory to predict the likelihood of occurrence of an event
- Communicate results, concepts and ideas in context using mathematics as a language
- Apply mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | |
1 - Written Assessment - 20% | ||||||
2 - Written Assessment - 20% | ||||||
3 - Examination - 60% |
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | |
1 - Communication | ||||||
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3 - Critical Thinking | ||||||
4 - Information Literacy | ||||||
5 - Team Work | ||||||
6 - Information Technology Competence | ||||||
7 - Cross Cultural Competence | ||||||
8 - Ethical practice | ||||||
9 - Social Innovation | ||||||
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures |
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | |
1 - Written Assessment - 20% | ||||||||||
2 - Written Assessment - 20% | ||||||||||
3 - Examination - 60% |
Textbooks
Engineering Mathematics
5th edition (2017)
Authors: Croft, Davison, Flint & Hargeaves
Pearson
Harlow Harlow , Essex , UK
ISBN: 9781292146652
Binding: Paperback
Additional Textbook Information
This book will be used across two units. To purchase paper copies, see the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)
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)
- Access to a printer (for printing assessment and tutorial materials)
- Access to a webcam, speaker and microphone or a headset (for participating in Zoom lectures and tutorials)
All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)
For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.
r.dodd@cqu.edu.au
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
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
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
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
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 (8 Apr 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Module/Topic
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
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
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
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
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 (13 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
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
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
Module/Topic
Revision
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
Revision and Week 12 Tutorial Exercises
Module/Topic
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
Module/Topic
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
1 Written Assessment
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.
Week 5 Thursday (8 Apr 2021) 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Information Technology Competence
2 Written Assessment
Week 9 Thursday (13 May 2021) 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Information Technology Competence
Examination
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
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