Calculus I

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Calculus I

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Calculus

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Assumed Background:
    Prerequisite: A grade of SA over 4 semesters in Mathematics B (Qld high school subject), or equivalent study over 4 semesters of a high school subject that includes the study of differential and integral calculus or 1011SCG Mathematics 1A (grade equivalent to 4 or higher) or 1201BPS Mathematics 1A (grade equivalent to 4 or higher).

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description:
    The course revises and extends basic integral and differential calculus of one variable and introduces differential equations, in applied scientific contexts. It provides a foundation in the mathematical sciences needed for later studies. 

    Course Introduction
    This course acts as a bridge between the students' previous experience in mathematics and further tertiary study in mathematics. It provides the basis for the acquisition of the basic computational and theoretical skills necessary for scientists and teachers and introduces students to the mathematical and logical ways of thinking desirable in the training of these professionals.

    Course Aims
    This course acts as a bridge between the students' previous experience in mathematics and further tertiary study in mathematics. It provides the basis for the acquisition of the basic computational and theoretical skills necessary for the practicing scientists and teachers and introduces students to the mathematical and logical way of thinking desirable in the training of these professionals. The course revises and extends basic integral and differential calculus of one variable and introduces differential equations, both in a scientific context. It provides a foundation in the mathematical sciences for later studies in science and teaching.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1  Describe what a function is and determine its inverse, if it exists.
    2  Describe what a limiting process is, calculate a limit and how it applies to real world situations.
    3  Determine the derivative of a function, and in particular, to find the minimum or maximum value of a function and apply it in a real world sense.
    4  Evaluate the integral of a function and understand what this means in the context of a particular example.
    5  Derive and solve simple first order ordinary differential equations that arise in a scientific context.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.