ONLINE MATERIAL: Basic material for the unit will be presented online (access through links on iLearn). Students are expected to work through the material in their own time, before the lectures and SGTAs. All the material required to achieve a Pass or Credit in this unit is available in the online material.
LECTURES: There is 1 timetabled lecture each week, on Wednesdays, which will cover material required to achieve Distinction or High Distinction for this unit.
ASSESSMENT: P/Cr level assessment tasks are available online. The assessment tasks for Distinction/High Distinction level will be timetabled on Fridays (in the slot marked "Lecture 2" in the timetable).
SGTAs: Students should enrol in one 2 hour small group class each week. These classes will discuss solutions to problems presented in lectures and provide students with an opportunity to ask their tutors for assistance with understanding the unit material.
RESOURSES: No single book covers the content of MATH1000 precisely. Each of the following books (see links on the unit iLearn page) contains material useful and relevant to the unit.
'Main textbook (highly recommended but not compulsory) Calculus - single & multi variable, Hughes-Halley, Gleason & McCallum (7th edition), John Wiley. The library allow you to download a significant portion of the book. On the advanced search link for multi search, put in the title "calculus" and the author "Hughes-Hal let", and it is the first result. (You will see "7 versions of this record exist."). Choosing the seventh edition takes you to where you can obtain online access, and download or view pdfs.
As indicated in the title, the text is predominantly calculus. However, Chapter 1 contains excellent material for the algebra part of the unit, covering exponential, logarithms, trigonometry, and polynomials. Later sections in the text cover geometric series.
1. Active Prelude to Calculus by Boelkins.
2. Active Calculus by Boelkins et al
3. Modeling Life by Garfunkel et al (free download from Macquarie University internet connection)
4. MUMS modules. Material from the Numeracy Centre.
5. Pre calculus by Stitz and Zeager. See 3rd corrected edition.
6. Calculus by Strang.