Unit convenor and teaching staff 
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Dilshara Hill
E7A 7.11
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday


Credit points 
Credit points
3

Prerequisites 
Prerequisites

Corequisites 
Corequisites

Cobadged status 
Cobadged status

Unit description 
Unit description
This unit is an elementary unit designed for Engineering, Mathematics and Physics students whose mathematics background has not met the recommended standard for students entering these programs. The unit provides a basic introduction to the ideas and techniques of differentiation and integration which are pervasive in the theoretical models that underpin most areas of science, engineering, economics and technology. The unit also has a strong focus on developing the algebraic skills and techniques commonly associated with the application of these ideas.
Students who have not studied mathematics for several years should consult the Learning Centre for Numeracy Skills regarding refresher courses.

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/
HURDLES: This unit has no hurdle requirements. This means that there are no second chance examinations and assessments if you happen to fail at your first attempt. Students should aim to get at least 60% for the course work in order to be reasonably confident of passing the unit.
IMPORTANT: If you apply for Disruption to Study for your final examination, you must make yourself available for the supplementary exam period in December, 2017. If you are not available at that time, there is no guarantee an additional examination time will be offered. Specific examination dates and times will be determined at a later date.
Name  Weighting  Hurdle  Due 

Four assignments  20%  See iLearn  
MidYear Test  20%  See iLearn  
InTutorial Assessment  20%  Weekly  
Final examination  40%  No  University Examination Period 
Due: See iLearn
Weighting: 20%
Two Assignments due per Session.
Due: See iLearn
Weighting: 20%
Test at the end of Session 1
Due: Weekly
Weighting: 20%
Recorded tutorial attendance and marked InTutorial Quiz. Only students who attend the whole tutorial session can submit tutorial work and receive marks for the InTutorial Assessment. The best 16 quiz marks will contribute to 20% of the grade for the unit.
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 40%
Supervised task which assesses material from week 1 to week 13.
There will be 4 hours of class per week in Session 1. Classes start in Week 2. Students are expected to attend every class. Classes are NOT recorded.
Session 1 class times are:
Monday 5pm  6pm: Lectorial
Tuesday 10am  11am: Lectorial
Tuesday 2pm  3pm: Lectorial
Thursday 4pm  5pm: Tutorial
Note: Weekly InTutorial Assessments will be run during the Thursday class
Recommended Textbook
Calculus  Single & Multivariable, HughesHallett, Gleason & McCallum, 2013 (6th edition), John Wiley. See http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/calculussinglemultivariable6thedition/
Other resources
Workshops: available for students wanting to see more examples and ask further questions. Attendance is strongly recommended in Session 2.
Technology Used and Required
Students are expected to have access to an internet enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Several areas of the university provide wireless access for portable computers. There are computers for student use in the Library and in the Numeracy Centre (E7B G.22).
Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.
Below is the proposed schedule of topics for this course. Please note there could be minor adjustments throughout the year.
Please see iLearn for details about the content covered each week.
Session 1:
Week 
Topic 
Details 
1 
Orientation 
There are no classes this week. 
2 
Foundational Mathematics 
Types of Numbers Arithmetic and Fractions 
3 
Algebra 
Introduction to Algebra Algebraic Fractions 
4 
Algebra 
Factorising Word Problems 
5 
Lines 
Cartesian Plane Gradients & Lines 
6 
Quadratics 
Vertex and Standard Form 
7 
Functions 
Domain and Range Graphing Composition 
8 
Functions 
Modifying Functions 
9 
Exponentials 
Indices Exponential Functions 
10 
Logarithms 
Log Laws Logarithmic Functions 
11 
Exponentials & Logarithms 
Working with Exponentials & Logs 
12 
Polynomials 
Operations and Long Division Factor and Remainder Theorem 
13 
Arithmetic & Geometric Progressions 
Working with Sequences 
Session 2:
Week 
Topic 
Details 
14 (S2, wk1) 
Inequalities & Absolute Value 
Quadratic & Fractional Inequalities Absolute Value Inequalities 
15 (S2, wk2) 
Introduction to Trigonometry 
Right Angled Triangles Trig Ratios 
16 (S2, wk3) 
Trigonometry 
Unit Circle and Exact Values 
17 (S2, wk4) 
Trigonometry 
Trig Identities 
18 (S2, wk5) 
Introduction to Differentiation 
Definition of the Derivative Differentiating Polynomials Differentiating special functions 
19 (S2, wk6) 
Rules of Differentiation 
Product, Quotient and Chain Rules 
20 (S2, wk7) 
Applications of Differentiation 
Tangents and Normals Second Derivatives 
21 (S2, wk8) 
Applications of Differentiation 
Curve Sketching Max and Min Problems 
22 (S2, wk9) 
Introduction to Integration 
Antiderivatives Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 
23 (S2, wk10) 
Integration and Areas 
Areas under curves 
24 (S2, wk11) 
Integration and Numerical Techniques 
Numerical methods of Integration 
25 (S2, wk12) 
Techniques of Integration 
Substitution 
26 (S2, wk13) 
Revision 
Revision 
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html
Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html
Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html
Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html
Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html
Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategyplanningandgovernance/universitypoliciesandprocedures/policies/specialconsideration
In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/
Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.
Numeracy Centre
The Numeracy Centre provides a free dropin maths help service. The DropIn Centre opens in Week 2, and is located in E7B G.22. They also run workshops to support first year mathematics units. Information and timetables can be found on their website www.maths.mq.edu.au/numeracy.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
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