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MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I

Short Description: Algebra and Calculus I
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 010101 - Mathematics
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Maths B or equivalent are assumed. Students may need to study MAT1100 or ENM1500 PRIOR to this course. This course is equivalent to MAT1502 and substantially equivalent to ENM1600. Students cannot enrol in MAT1102 if they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in MAT1502 or ENM1600.

For Bachelor of Education (Secondary) students undertaking a major or minor in mathematics, MAT1100, or equivalent is a pre-requisite.


It is assumed that students entering this course have up-to-date Qld Maths B competencies, that is, well-established algebra, function, graphing and trigonometry competencies, and introductory level skills in matrices, vectors and calculus. This course advances conceptual and technical competencies in these fields by investigating limits, continuity, inverse functions, compositions, rational functions and implicit functions. Calculus concepts, differentiation and integration are advanced and used in problem-solving applications. Vector algebra is extended and applied to the description of lines and planes in space. Matrix algebra is extended to determinants, and used for modelling and to solve systems of linear equations in a range of settings. Euler notation is used to represent complex numbers and functions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021