MATH120 Introductory Mathematical Methods in Science and Economics

Updated: 11 August 2009
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
Armidale Semester 2 On Campus
Online level Level A - Internet access required
Intensive School(s)
Start Finish Attendance Notes
30 April 2009 02 May 2009 Non-Mandatory None
25 September 2009 27 September 2009 Non-Mandatory 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 MATH101A or MATH110 or MATH170
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Yihong Du (
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.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business Economics and Life and Social Sciences

ISBN: 9780132424356
Haeussler, E., Paul, R.S. and Wood, R.J., Pearson 12th ed. 2007

Text refers to: Semesters 1 and 2, On and Off Campus

Recommended Material


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

Calculus and Its Applications

ISBN: 9780321639448
Goldstein, L.J., Lay, D.C. and Schneider, D.I., Prentice Hall 12th ed. 2009

Text refers to: Semesters 1 and 2, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.