MATH120 Introductory Mathematical Methods in Science and Economics

Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Semester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Semester 1 On Campus
Armidale Semester 2 Off Campus
Online level Level A - Internet access required
Intensive School(s)
Start Finish Attendance Notes
19 April 2008 21 April 2008 Optional None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MATH101 or 101A or 110 or 170
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Adam Harris (
Unit Description

This unit is designed for students of life sciences (other than computational biology), rural science and economics. Topics include: elementary algebra of matrices and applications, elementary theory of functions, logarithms and exponentials with applications to science and economics, basic linear programming, introduction to differential and integral calculus and optimisation techniques for functions of one or more variables. Emphasis is placed on mathematics as a tool in quantitative modeling, as illustrated by specific applications spread across the basic sciences and economics.

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Recommended Material


Note: Reference material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Calculus and Its Applications

ISBN: 9780132293136
Goldstein, L.J., Lay, D.C. and Schneider, D.I., Prentice Hall 11th ed.

Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics and Life and Social Sciences

ISBN: 9780131276291
Haeussler, E.F., Paul, R.S. and Wood, R., Prentice Hall 11th International ed.

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