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Unit: Mathematical Methods (577)

Level: 1Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 2, 4, 4, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)


    Assumed knowledge: High School mathematics to the level of ACT College Mathematics General.

    Learning Outcomes

    Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the topics covered, and to be able to apply this understanding to real problems in the areas covered.


    This unit will introduce students to fundamental mathematical methods in fields such as calculus, matrices and geometry.  Topics may include equations, graphs, exponentials and logarithms, sequences and series, geometric ideas (tessellations, fractals, symmetry), and applications such as chemical kinetics, ecology and catastrophe theory, mathematical genetics.  Each topic will be motivated and illustrated by its applications to science and society.

    Class Contact

    Up to 52 hours of classes per semester.

    Referenced Courses

    • 660AA Bachelor of Medical Science
    • 131JA Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

    Referenced Unit Sets

    • MJ0148 Major in Mathematics
    • MN0071 Minor in Mathematics
    • MN0076 Minor in Mathematics for Middle School Education
    • MN0075 Minor in Mathematics for Secondary Education

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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