MTH105 Introductory Mathematics (8)
Abstract
This subject is designed for students who enter university without a strong background in mathematics and who are planning to enrol in subjects requiring basic numeracy skills such as science, finance, primary teaching, computing and information technology. The subject reinforces calculation skills, basic algebra, working with formulae and applications of exponential and logarithmic functions. 


+ Subject Availability Modes and Location
Session 1 

Internal  Bathurst Campus  Internal  Wagga Wagga Campus  Distance  Bathurst Campus  Session 3 

Distance  Wagga Wagga Campus 
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MTH105
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Subject informationDuration  Grading System  School: 

One session  HD/FL  School of Computing and Mathematics 


Assumed Knowledge
Mathematics to at least the level of secondary general mathematics.



Enrolment restrictions
Students who have completed MTH101 may not enrol in MTH105. 


Incompatible subject(s)  Related subject(s) 

MTH101  MTH101 MTH101 is a more advanced firstyear mathematics subject


Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this subject, students should:
 Be able to carry out calculations and use algebra accurately;
 Be able to plot and interpret graphs;
 Be able to use exponential, logarithm, and trigonometric functions in applications;
 Be able to calculate the sums of arithmetic and geometric series and use them in simple financial calculations;
 Be able to use vectors in scientific applications.
 Be able to use basic rules of differentiation and calculate derivatives of simple functions;
 Be able to interpret and write about applications of mathematics in their field of study;



SyllabusThe subject will cover the following topics:
 Use of calculator, significant figures, scientific notation;
 Algebra;
 Geometry, measurement, the SI system of units;
 Graphs and functions;
 Linear regression;
 Arithmetic and geometric series;
 Mathematical finance  simple and compound interest; loans and annuities;
 Logarithms and exponential functions;
 Growth and decay, logarithmic graphs;
 Trigonometry and vectors.
 Calculus  the derivative and its applications;



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The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.