MTHS110 Quantitative Skills with Applications
Updated: 19 December 2017Credit Points  6  
Offering 


Intensive School(s) 
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.


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  MATH120  
Notes 
Students contemplating enrolment in MTHS110 who are not familiar with the content of General Mathematics in NSW or its equivalent should contact staff in the School of Science and Technology at mathsenquiries@une.edu.au 

Combined Units  None  
Coordinator(s)  Timothy Schaerf (timothy.schaerf@une.edu.au)  
Unit Description 
Mathematical models appear throughout the natural and social sciences. For example, growth of both cell populations and money can be modelled using exponential functions. In this unit, students will learn how to develop, understand and apply mathematical models, and see how the universality of mathematics connects seemingly disparate fields. Emphasis is placed on developing good mathematical intuition as well as technical problemsolving, allowing students to immediately apply the knowledge learned in this unit or continue on to the calculusbased mathematics units. This unit follows the Introduction to Quantitative Skills unit or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent. Topics covered include functions and graphing review; exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions and equations; trigonometric functions and equations (a unit circle approach); solving systems of linear equations using matrices; and sequences and series: solving firstorder recurrence relations, arithmetic progressions, geometric progressions.


Prescribed Material Mandatory 
Text(s): Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
 
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:
