MATHS 1013 - Mathematics IM
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MATHS 1013 Course Mathematics IM Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least a C- in SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies or 4 in International Baccalaureate Mathematics SL Incompatible ECON 1005, ECON 1010, MATHS 1009, MATHS 1010 Restrictions Not available to students with an A- or better in both Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics Course Description This course provides the necessary additional mathematics to prepare students for MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA. The course develops logical thinking and problem solving skills with an emphasis on applications. Topics covered are: mathematical notation and deductive reasoning, trigonometric functions and their derivatives, separable differential equations and Euler's method, vectors and parametric curves, and complex numbers.
Course Coordinator: Dr Adrian Koerber
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of introductory concepts in mathematics, relating to trigonometric functions, differential equations, vectors and complex numbers.
- Employ methods related to these concepts in a variety of applications.
- Apply logical thinking to problem-solving in context.
- Demonstrate skills in writing mathematics.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
all Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
Required ResourcesA set of Outline Lecture Notes should be purchased from the Online Shop and picked up from the Image and Copy centre, Level 1 in the Hughes Building. Alternatively these will be available as a pdf on the MyUni site for this course. These notes will be used during lectures. (More specific details will be provided on MyUni.)
There are no required textbooks for this course.
This course uses MyUni extensively and exclusively for providing electronic resources, such as lecture notes, assignment and tutorial questions, and worked solutions. Students should make appropriate use of these resources. MyUni can be accessed here: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/
This course also makes use of online assessment software for mathematics called Maple TA, which we use to provide students with instantaneous formative feedback. Further details about using Maple TA will be provided on MyUni.
Students are also reminded that they need to check their University email on a daily basis. Sometimes important and time-critical information might be sent by email and students are expected to have read it. Any problems with accessing or managing student email accounts should be directed to Technology Services.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course relies on lectures to guide students through the material, tutorial classes to provide students with small group and individual assistance, and a sequence of written and online assignments to provide formative assessment opportunities for students to practice techniques and develop their understanding of the course.
For additional support we also run a drop-in service called First Year Maths Help on the ground floor of Ingkarni Wardli. This is staffed with tutors Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Just drop in whenever!
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Quantity Workload hours Lectures 48 72 Tutorials 11 22 Assignments 11 55 Mid Semester Test 1 7 Total 156
Learning Activities SummaryLectures and tutorials cover the following topics:
0. Sets and Mathematical Notation
1. Trigonometric Functions
Definitions, Identites, Graphs, Derivatives.
2. Differential Equations
Definitions, first order separable DEs, Newton's law of cooling, the logistic equation, Euler's method.
3. Vectors and Parametric Curves
Geometric and coordinate representations in 2D and 3D, length, dot product, projections, cross product, lines and planes, parametric curves and related rates.
4. Complex numbers
Geometric and algebraic properties, mathematical induction, Polar form, De Moivre's theorem, zeros of real and complex polynomials, The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.
5. Deductive reasoning
Logic and reasoning, examples from Number Theory.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcomes Hand-in Assignments Formative 7.5% all MapleTA Assignments Formative 7.5% all Tutorial Participation Formative 5% all Mid Semester Test Summative and Formative 10% 1,2,3,4 Exam Summative 70% 1,2,3,4,6
Assessment Related RequirementsAn aggregate score of 50% is required to pass the course. Furthermore students must achieve at least 45% on the final examination to pass the course.
Hand-in (written) assignments are due every fortnight, the first is released in Week 1 and due in Week 3.
Maple TA (online) assignments are due every week, the first is released in Week 1 and due in Week 3.
Tutorials are weekly beginning in Week 2.
The Mid Semester Test will take place in Week 7.
Precise details of all of these will be provided on the MyUni site for this course.
- All written assignments are to be submitted at the designated time and place with a signed cover sheet attached.
- Late assignments will not be accepted without a medical certificate.
- Written assignments will have a one week turn-around time for feedback to students.
- Online Maple TA assignments provide instantaneous feedback to students.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.Replacement and Additional Assessment Examinations (R/AA Exams)
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In this course Additional (Academic) exams will be granted to those students who have obtained a final mark
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