Applications of Calculus (MATH1011)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit is designed for science students who do not intend to undertake higher year mathematics and statistics. It establishes and reinforces the fundamentals of calculus, illustrated where possible with context and applications. Specifically, it demonstrates the use of (differential) calculus in solving optimisation problems and of (integral) calculus in measuring how a system accumulates over time. Topics studied include the fitting of data to various functions, the interpretation and manipulation of periodic functions and the evaluation of commonly occurring summations. Differential calculus is extended to functions of two variables and integration techniques include integration by substitution and the evaluation of integrals of infinite type.
Further unit of study information
Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.
One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%)
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or MATH1111 or BIOM1003 or ENVX1001
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.