MATH120 Introductory Mathematical Methods in Science and Economics
Updated: 05 July 2013Credit Points  6  
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Supervised Exam  There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.  
Prerequisites  None  
Corequisites  None  
Restrictions  MATH101 or MATH102 or MATH110 or MATH170 or MATH180  
Notes 
Students contemplating enrolment in MATH120 who are not familiar with the content of advanced (or 2 unit) mathematics in NSW or its equivalent should contact staff in the School of Science and Technology at mathsenquiries@une.edu.au


Combined Units  None  
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Unit Description 
This unit forms a cornerstone unit for students not majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and is designed to provide the required mathematical background for study in life and social sciences, and economics. The unit provides an introduction to mathematical methods with calculus. Students enrolling in this unit are normally expected to be familiar with the content of advanced (or 2 unit) mathematics in NSW or its equivalent. Students who have done well at general mathematics in NSW or its equivalent can expect to master this unit but must be willing to make the additional effort required. Topics covered 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 modelling, as illustrated by specific applications. 

Important Information 
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below. 

Recommended Material Optional 
Text(s): Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library  purchase is optional
 
Disclaimer  Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period. 
Assessment 


Learning Outcomes (LO) 
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:


Graduate Attributes (GA) 
