MAM1004S - Mathematics 1004
18 credits at NQF level 5
At least 70% in NSC Mathematics. Students registered in other faculties who do not meet the 70% NSC requirement may instead complete MAM1014F followed by MAM1015S with a mark of 70% or higher to gain entry to MAM1004F and MAM1004S. Students who fail MAM1004F are expected to register for MAM1004S in the 2nd semester.
The aim of this course is to provide mathematics for applications, particularly in the Life and Earth sciences. The syllabus covers the following topics: Functions and graphs. Straight lines, power functions, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions (radians). Discrete-time dynamical systems. Stability and equilibria. Rates of change. Limits, derivatives. Maxima and minima. Concavity. Asymptotes and curve sketching. Antiderivatives and integrals. Mathematical modelling. Separable and linear differential equations.