MATH11218 - Applied Mathematics
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces the core mathematical concepts, processes and techniques necessary to support subsequent studies in applied calculus. These include the properties and applications of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions. Students use trigonometry to solve triangles and trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena. Complex numbers, vectors and matrix algrebra are used to develop solutions to problems. The concepts of elementary statistics needed to organise and analyse data are included. Students select appropriate mathematical methods appreciating the importance of underlying assumptions and then use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret results. Other important elements of this unit are the communication of results, concepts and ideas using mathematics as a language, being able to document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach and communicating, working and learning in peer learning teams where appropriate. Mathematical software is also used to analyse and solve most problems studied in the unit. Note: If you have completed units MATH12223 or MATH12224 then you cannot take this unit.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Students in CQ08 are not permitted to enrol in this unit.

Anti-requisite: MATH12223 or MATH12224

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students commented very favourably upon: the lecturing approach; provision of annotated lecture slides; availability of supporting materials and the level of support provided by staff and prompt attention to queries. Student feedback Continue to offer a positive supported learning experience.
Develop/source additional instructional videos on key weekly topics. Course coordinator reflection Continue to develop/source additional supporting materials for the course.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply the properties of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions to analyse and solve problems.
  2. Use trigonometry to solve triangles and trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena.
  3. Use complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra to develop solutions to problems.
  4. Apply the concepts of elementary statistics to organise and analyse data.
  5. Select appropriate mathematical methods, use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret the results.
  6. Use mathematics as a language to communicate results, concepts and ideas in context.
  7. Document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach.
  8. Communicate, work and learn together in peer learning teams where appropriate.
  9. Use mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment        
4 - Examination    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence  
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Engineering Mathematics: A Foundation for Electronic, Electrical, Communications and Systems Engineers
Author/s: Croft, A., Davison, R., Hargreaves, M. & Flint, J. Year: 2013
Edition: Fourth Edition Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
City: Harlow
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRoland Dodd (r.dodd@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Textbook Sections 1.1, 1.2,1.4 to 1.8

Chapter 1: Review of algebraic techniques

Textbook Exercises 1.2, 1.4 to 1.8 and Week 1 Tutorial Exercises

Week 2 13-03-2017

Textbook Sections 2.1 to 2.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.6 to 2.4.9

Chapter 2: Engineering functions

Textbook Exercises 2.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.6, 2.4.8, 2.4.9 and Week 2 Tutorial Exercises

Week 3 20-03-2017

Textbook Sections 2.4.3 to 2.4.5

Chapter 2: Engineering functions

Textbook Exercises 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5 and Week 3 Tutorial Exercises

Week 4 27-03-2017

Textbook Sections 3.1 to 3.8

Chapter 3: The trigonometric functions

Textbook Exercises 3.3, 3.4, 3.6 to 3.8 and Week 4 Tutorial Exercises

Assignment 1 Due Friday (31 Mar 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Textbook Sections 4.1 to 4.7

Chapter 4: Coordinate systems

Textbook Exercises 4.2 to 4.7 and Week 5 Tutorial Exercises

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Textbook Sections 9.1 to 9.9

Chapter 9: Complex numbers

Textbook Exercises 9.2 to 9.5, 9.7, 9.9 and Week 6 Tutorial Exercises

Week 7 24-04-2017

Textbook Sections 8.1 to 8.8

Chapter 8: Matrix algebra

Textbook Exercises 8.3, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8 and Week 7 Tutorial Exercises

Week 8 01-05-2017

Textbook Sections 8.9 to 8.13

Chapter 8: Matrix algebra

Textbook Exercises 8.9 to 8.11, 8.13 and Week 8 Tutorial Exercises

Assignment 2 Due Friday (05 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Textbook Sections 7.1 to 7.7

Chapter 7: Vectors

Textbook Exercises 7.2, 7.3, 7.5 to 7.7 and Week 9 Tutorial Exercises

Week 10 15-05-2017

Textbook Sections 28.1 to 28.4, 28.6 to 28.7, 29.1 to 29.5

Chapter 28: Probability and Chapter 29: Statistics and probability distributions

Textbook Exercises 28.2 to 28.4, 28.6-28.7, 29.2, 29.3, 29.5 and Week 10 Tutorial Exercises

Week 11 22-05-2017

Textbook Sections 29.6 to 29.15

Chapter 29: Statistics and probability distributions

Textbook Exercises 29.6 to 29.15 and Week 11 Tutorial Exercises

Assignment 3 Due Friday (26 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision

Revision and Week 12 Tutorial Exercises

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description
Please see the unit Moodle site for the questions in this assignment. Questions are from the unit content covered in Weeks 1-3. Assignment 1 will be available for download under the "Assessment" block on the unit Moodle site, together with complete instructions for online submission of your solutions to the assignment questions. Marks will be deducted for assignments which are submitted late without prior permission or adequate explanation. Assignments will receive NO marks if submitted after the solutions are released (2 weeks after the assignment submission date) but will still be counted as submitted.
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (31-Mar-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017)
Usually within two weeks of the due date; through the unit Moodle site.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria
The final mark is out of 20. Questions are from unit content covered in Weeks 1-3. Questions are awarded full marks if they are error-free, partial marks if there are some errors, and no marks if not attempted or contain so many errors as to render the attempt to be without value. The final Assignment 1 mark is scaled to an assessment weighting out of 20. Answers to all questions should be neatly and clearly presented. Full working is required to obtain maximum credit for solutions.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Assignment 1 is uploaded as a single document at the unit Moodle site for MATH11218. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply the properties of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions to analyse and solve problems.

5. Select appropriate mathematical methods, use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret the results.

6. Use mathematics as a language to communicate results, concepts and ideas in context.

7. Document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach.

9. Use mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description
Please see the unit Moodle site for the questions in this assignment. Questions are from the unit content covered in Weeks 4-7. Assignment 2 will be available for download under the "Assessment" block on the unit Moodle website, together with complete instructions for online submission of your solutions to the assignment questions.
Marks will be deducted for assignments which are submitted late without prior permission or adequate explanation. Assignments will receive NO marks if submitted after the solutions are released (2 weeks after the assignment submission date) but will still be counted as submitted.
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Usually within two weeks of the due date; through the unit Moodle site.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria
The final mark is out of 20. Questions are from unit content covered in Weeks 4-7. Questions are awarded full marks if they are error-free, partial marks if there are some errors, and no marks if not attempted or contain so many errors as to render the attempt to be without value. The final Assignment 1 mark is scaled to an assessment weighting out of 20. Answers to all questions should be neatly and clearly presented. Full working is required to obtain maximum credit for solutions.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Assignment 2 is uploaded as a single document at the unit Moodle site for MATH11218. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Use trigonometry to solve triangles and trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena.

3. Use complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra to develop solutions to problems.

5. Select appropriate mathematical methods, use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret the results.

6. Use mathematics as a language to communicate results, concepts and ideas in context.

7. Document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach.

9. Use mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 3
Task Description
This is a group assignment. The assignment will need to be submitted online through the unit Moodle site, by the Team Leader nominated by the group. The assignment involves the completion of solutions to a set of specified questions. Questions are from the unit content covered in Weeks 1-11. Assignment 3 will be available for download under the "Assessment" block on the unit Moodle site, together with complete instructions for online submission of your solutions to the assignment questions. Marks will be deducted for assignments which are submitted late without prior permission or adequate explanation. Assignments will receive NO marks if submitted after the solutions are released (2 weeks after the assignment submission date) but will still be counted as submitted.
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is envisaged that feedback and solutions will be available prior to sitting the standard examination.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

A designated Team Leader, that is nominated by the group, will submit the Assignment 3 submission on behalf of the entire group.

The assignment questions are from unit content covered in Weeks 1-11. Questions are awarded full marks if they are error-free, partial marks if there are some errors, and no marks if not attempted or contain so many errors as to render the attempt to be without value. Answers to all questions should be neatly and clearly presented. Full working is required to obtain maximum credit for solutions. The final Assignment 3 mark is scaled to an assessment weighting out of 20.

A maximum of up to three (3) students are permitted to work in the group. Groups with only one member can also complete the assignment. Students should know that there is to be no across-group discussion of, or consultation on, solutions to the questions posed in this part of the assignment. Students are reminded that any evidence of plagiarism will be dealt with under the university policy.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

This group assignment is to be submitted by one student (the Team Leader) on behalf of all team members. Assignment 3 is uploaded as a single document at the unit Moodle site for MATH11218. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Select appropriate mathematical methods, use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret the results.

6. Use mathematics as a language to communicate results, concepts and ideas in context.

7. Document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach.

8. Communicate, work and learn together in peer learning teams where appropriate.

9. Use mathematical software to visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply the properties of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions to analyse and solve problems.

2. Use trigonometry to solve triangles and trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena.

3. Use complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra to develop solutions to problems.

4. Apply the concepts of elementary statistics to organise and analyse data.

5. Select appropriate mathematical methods, use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret the results.

6. Use mathematics as a language to communicate results, concepts and ideas in context.

7. Document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice


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