The aim of this module is to introduce the learner to the basic elements of mathematics. It aims to build a solid foundation in those elements which will help the learner with material from other modules.
Integers, powers and indices, scientific notation, fractions, decimals and percentages, fractional powers and logarithms.
Manipulation of symbols, formulae and equations, factorisation.
Different forms of the equation of a straight line, intersection of two lines.
The quadratic curve, quadratic equations and roots, applications.
The Binomial Theorem
Factorial notation, combinations, the expansion of the General Binomial Theorem.
The unit circle, radian measure, right angle triangles, cosine and sine rules, solution of triangles.
The imaginary unit i, addition, multiplication and division of complex numbers, geometric representation, conjugate and modulus.
Students will learn through lecture and problem-solving tutorials.
Self-directed learning is encouraged using tutorial questions and the use of on-line resources.
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