MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Summer Term, Parkville - Taught online/distance.Show/hide details
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Timetable can be viewed here.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 2 x one hour practice classes per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
Successful completion of VCE Mathematical Methods 1/2 or equivalent - coordinator approval is required
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Students with a study score of 25 or more in VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 or equivalent will not be permitted to enrol in this subject for credit.
This subject is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science.
|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Anthony Mays, Dr John Banks
|Subject Overview:|| |
Students will strengthen and develop algebraic and conceptual skills, building a firm mathematical base for MAST10005 Calculus 1.
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
Students completing this subject should
For Summer term (online): The course is split into two modules (Functions & Calculus and Probability) which need to be taken concurrently. Functions & Calculus will run for the full 6 weeks, Probability for the first 4 weeks.
6 assignments (one per week) with 4 from the Functions & Calculus module and 2 from the Probability module (24%)
Written examination (3 hour) at the end of semester 76%
For Semester 1:
Nine written assignments due at weekly intervals during semester amounting to a total of up to 25 pages (10%), a 50-minute written test held mid-semester (10%), and a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (80%).
Students are required to attend at least 16 out of 22 practice classes to be eligible for assessment.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Summer Term: All materials are available online through the LMS.
Semester 1: Lecture notes for MAST10012, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
|Recommended Texts:|| |
M Evans, K Lipson, P Jones and S Avery, Essential Mathematical Methods 3 & 4 CAS, Cambridge University Press, 2010
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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|Generic Skills:|| |
In addition to learning specific mathematical skills, students will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any career path. These include:
This subject is not available for science credit or commerce credit in any course.
This subject is equivalent for pre-requisite purposes to VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4.
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