MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit covers the specialist mathematics required to pursue a major in engineering science, mathematics or physics. The unit provides students with a strong foundation in calculus, vectors, complex numbers and matrices.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) use the language of mathematics competently to explain mathematical concepts; (2) solve problems involving polynomials, reciprocal trigonometric functions, and finite series and sequences; (3) manipulate complex numbers; (4) apply calculus methods including implicit differentiation and substitution by parts; (5) use vectors, matrices and basic vector calculus to solve simple mathematical problems; and (6) apply proof by induction.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests and (2) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr David Pfefferle (S1), Associate Professor Serena Dipierro (S2)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or Mathematics Specialist ATAR (with a scaled score of less than 50) or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR (with a scaled score of 50 or greater) or equivalent or higher.
Contact hours
lectures: 4 hours per week; workshop: 1 hour per week
Note
This unit is designed for students who have completed Math Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations – Methods or equivalent, or have failed Mathematics Specialist ATAR.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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