Mathematics 1B - ZPEM1302

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZPEM1302 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ZPEM1301

Excluded: ZPEM1304

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course covers material from ordinary differential equations, statistics and multi-variable calculus. These are important tools when mathematics is applied to situations in science and engineering. Students will study first-order and second order ODEs analytically, graphically and numerically. Statistics concerns the use of data to obtain information about real-life situations and problems. There are various statistical tools that help extract useful information from data. Topics covered are: measures of location, variability in data, histograms and distributions of discrete and continuous variables. The ideas and concepts of calculus of functions with a single variable are generalised to functions with two or more variables. Topics include: surfaces in three dimensions, partial derivatives, gradient vector, directional derivative and multi-variable optimisation.
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