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MATH 1055


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Offered Externally


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University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To develop concepts in calculus and apply them to problems using analytic and software techniques. To develop elementary skills for proving mathematical statements.

Course content

Module 1: Introduction to Analysis

Numerical sequences, examples, definition of limit, properties of limits, also lim inf and lim sup; Numerical series, examples (including geometric, harmonic, telescopic, and p-series). Convergence tests: general term test, comparison test, ratio test, root test, integral test, alternating series test. Absolute and conditional convergence; Power series: Motivation, formula for coefficients, radius of convergence, examples. Term-by-term integration and differentiation. Power series of the exponential, sine, cosine, logarithm. Uniform convergence. Abel’s theorem. Applications.

Module 2: ODE's and Techniques of Integration

Linear and separable differential equations of first order. Inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives, hyperbolic functions. Techniques of integration: Integration by parts, integration using partial fractions, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitutions. Improper integrals. Applications of integration in mechanics: area, volume of regular bodies, centre of mass, moment of inertia, work. Linear differential equations of second order: reduction of order, homogenous and inhomogeneous equations, constant coefficient o.d.e's, applications in mechanics and electrical circuits. MATLAB exercises.


Edwards, C.H. and Penney, D.E. 2008, Calculus, 7th, Prentice Hall

1950, MATLAB, Version 7 or later


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MATH 1054 Calculus 1



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 4 hrs (2x2 hrs) x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x Wks 6, 8, 10, 12

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Task Length Weighting Duration
Continuous assessment 1250 word equivalent 20% N/A
MATLAB Group Project 1250 word equivalent 15% N/A
Examination 2000 words (equivalent) 65% N/A


EFTSL*: 0.125
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School of Information Technology and Mathematical
School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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