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MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics
Credit Points: 15
MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics , or
WACE unit MAT3A/3B

This unit is intended for those students who have previously studied mathematics to a minimum level of either MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics, or WACE MAT3A/3B (or equivalent). It is also appropriate for those students requiring bridging into MAT1236 Calculus 1, or for students from non-mathematics disciplines wishing to enhance their mathematics skills. It also the recommended entry point for students who have not performed strongly in WACE MAT3C/3D (or equivalent) and who therefore require further consolidation and extension.


The unit covers mathematical modelling using functions and graphs, and also concepts, techniques and applications of differential and integral calculus and analytic geometry. The applications of differentiation include the solution of optimisation problems. For integration the applications to area and volume are considered. The section on analytic geometry focuses on the properties of vectors in 2 and 3-dimensional space and the solution of linear systems of equations.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K99Bachelor of Aviation
G60Bachelor of Science (Applied and Analytical Chemistry)
Y25Bachelor of Science (Aviation)
U78Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems)
G68Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)
MIAAEDEngineering Mathematics Minor
MABUTLMathematics Education Major
MIAAGWMathematics Education Minor
MABUTTPhysical Science Education Major
MIAAEGStatistics Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012