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Mathematics I (FDN018)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description FDN018 Mathematics 1 consolidates background in Real Numbers and Algebra and broadens knowledge of Geometry, Trigonometry and Functions to prepare students for calculus for academic and professional purposes. Students will use critical thinking and cognitive skills to identify, analyse, compare and assess mathematical concepts in order to apply them to technical and engineering problems.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. appreciate the scope and usefulness of mathematics;
2. reason in a broad range of mathematical contexts;
3. apply mathematical techniques to the solution of practical problems;
4. express practical problems in mathematical terms based on simple given models;
5. demonstrate understanding of key concepts of calculus and be able to differentiate a range of functions.

This unit provides the opportunity for you to achieve the following:
· developed communication, numeracy and literacy skills in each Trimester to be able to present your knowledge and views to different audiences using a variety of different mediums;
· responsibility for your learning and to learn to be a successful life-long learner;
· foundational knowledge in one of three discipline areas. The specialist units are electives and allow you to choose the focus for your studies in anticipation of your subsequent university studies.
Timetabled Learning Activities Formal Classes: 3 hours
Scheduled Laboratory Sessions: 1 hour
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Prerequisites FDN020 Essential Mathematics
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Murdoch University Extended Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Murdoch University Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mr Nathan Tozer
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Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6877
e: N.Tozer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.3.006A - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Sam Millar
Manager Access Programs

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2394
e: S.Millar@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.014 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus
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