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Introduction to trigonometry and algebra. Emphasis on solving problems relevant to design, physical, life and earth sciences as well as to commerce and the humanities. An introduction to the ideas, techniques and applications of statistics and probability.
Students who pass this course will be able to:Use equations and formulae that describe various physical phenomena encountered in science and engineeringo use basic algebra to simplify expressions and rearrange equationso use the rules of exponentso solve linear equations and non-linear equationso interpret and solve inequalitieso model linear and quadratic relationshipso graph and interpret linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic modelso apply equations used to calculate the area and volume of physical objectso apply trigonometry to simple geometric calculationso interpret the slope and area under a curve in an applied context (such as acceleration, velocity, displacement)o calculate an approximation to the area under a curvePerform calculations using factorials, permutation, & combinations. Calculate probabilities using Venn diagrams and tabulated datao apply the additive rule, complements, and the multiplicative rule for independent eventsInterpret the slope and intercept of a linear model between two variablesUse Excel to:o perform numerical calculations.o produce data visualisations including bar and pie charts, line charts and scatter plotso perform data analysis including data summaries (descriptive statistics), and two way table analyses using Pivot Tables.o fit a linear model to bivariate data using simple linear regression.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
EMTH118, MATH101, MATH102, MATH199
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $824.00
International fee $4,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Mathematics and Statistics