MTHS110 Quantitative Skills with ApplicationsUpdated: 25 June 2020
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before enrolling. In your e-mail please state your course of study and your mathematics background.
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 problem-solving, allowing students to immediately apply the knowledge learned in this unit or continue on to the calculus-based 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 first-order recurrence relations, arithmetic progressions, geometric progressions.
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.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: