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(ma+hs)Smart resources for ECON1111

This page contains various resources (eg. videos, notes, exercises, handouts) you might find useful for studying this unit.

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Resources for topics covered in ECON1111

Fundamentals: rules for mathematical operations

Fundamentals: algebra

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to improve your confidence working with algebra. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include notation, expressions, terms, like terms, operations on terms, simplifying expressions, expanding brackets, solving equations, factors, factorizing expressions, factorization of quadratics and difference of two squares.

The slides are reasonably self-explanatory so feel free to click through them.

Functions

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to improve your confidence graphing linear and quadratic functions. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include the Cartesian plane, graphing linear and quadratic functions. (Note: these slides discuss different forms for presenting quadratic expressions that may not be covered in this unit.) 

The slides are reasonably self-explanatory so feel free to click through them.

Calculus

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to improve your confidence with the basics of Calculus. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include gradient at a point on a curve, tangent lines, the "limiting chord" definition of a derivative, the derivative function f'(x), the power and addition rules of differentiation, finding minima and maxima.

The slides are reasonably self-explanatory so feel free to click through them.

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to cover the features you might need to include in a graph along with some tips to make the job easier. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include axis intercepts, vertical, horizontal and slant/oblique asymptotes, stationary points and their classification, concavity/convexity.

Note: you need to be familiar with functions, what derivatives measure and how to find a derivative (quotient rule, chain rule, etc).

Note: ignore any topics not covered by your syllabus. 

The slides are reasonably self-explanatory so feel free to click through them.

Preparatory Statistics

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to demonstrate some of the skills needed for summarising, examining and comparing data sets. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include types of data, visual representation, measures of centre and spread.

Note: you can ignore the other topics (eg. linear transformations, z‚Äźscores) if they don't appear in your syllabus. 

The slides are reasonably self-explanatory so feel free to click through them.

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