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The University of Queensland
Department of Mathematics
Semester 1, 2003

MATH1050 – Mathematical Foundations

Course Profile

Extended Course Profile for MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations,
Semester 1, 2003 (2 unit, 3L 1T)

Course Objective

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The following list of topics for MATH1050 is intended as a guide only. It is not a strict list of topics in order, and may be varied at times as the semester proceeds.

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Tutors are not available for consultation outside the actual tutorial hour. In special cases, if you ask your lecturer first, permission may be given for you to attend an extra tutorial for further help (if your timetable permits this) but please continue to attend one fixed tutorial time each week for the handing-in of assignment work. Please see your lecturer with any problems outside the tutorial times. See your lecturer's door for times when they are available. There are set consultation times for students (see above), although you can make an appointment for a different time if you are unable to come during these set consultation times. Appointments for a mutually convenient time can be made by email or a note under the door with your phone number for contact, or by asking the general office.

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Graduate Attributes

    • You will get an in-depth understanding of the foundation mathematical techniques as described in the course content.
    • You will achieve an understanding of the breadth of mathematics.
    • You will obtain an understanding of the applications of mathematics to other fields.
  1. Effective Communication

    • You will gain the ability to present a logical sequence of reasoning using appropriate mathematical notation and language.
    • You will get the ability to select and use an appropriate level, style and means of written communication, using the symbolic, graphical, and diagrammatic forms relevant to the context.
    • You will obtain the ability to effectively and appropriately use the library and some information technologies.
  2. Independence and Creativity

    • You will improve your ability to work and learn independently.
    • You will get the ability to generate and synthesise ideas and adapt innovatively to changing environments.
    • You will obtain the ability to formulate problems mathematically.
  3. Critical Judgement

    • You will improve your ability to identify and define problems.
    • You will get the ability to evaluate methodologies and models, to make decisions and to reflect critically on the mathematical bases for these decisions.
    • You will improve your ability to apply critical reasoning to analyse and evaluate a piece of mathematics.
  4. Ethical and Social Understanding

    • Students will obtain knowledge and respect of ethical standards in relation to working in the area of mathematics.
    • You will get an appreciation of the history of mathematics as an ongoing human endeavour.

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