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(ma+hs)Smart resources for MATH1721

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

If the topic you want is not on this list, please let us know. We are always adding new resources, so email your request to geoff.coates@uwa.edu.au

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Revision and Preparation

MATH1720 is the UWA unit that precedes MATH1721. A resources page will be available soon. 

Learning Skills

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Resources for topics covered in MATH1721

Algebra Revision

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to review basic algebra. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include the meaning of algebraic symbols, variables, terms, expressions, like terms, operations, expanding single and double brackets, factorising and quadratics.

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

Introduction to functions

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to introduce the features of functions. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include the definition of a function and graphing basic functions.

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

Domain and Range of functions

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to demonstrate algebraic and graphical ways to work out the domain and range for a general function. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

The workshop also looks at composition of functions and howthis affects the domain and range.

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

Calculating Limits

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to introduce limits and techniques for determining them. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include left hand and right hand and limits at a point, visual representation of limits and a collection of tools to help you calculate limits. Most limits can be calculated mentally before writing down any workings. A number of different examples are given.

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

Differentiation

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to introduce the concept of a derivative. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include a visual representation of the limiting chord method for finding derivatives and some basic shortcut rules of differentiation.

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

Trigonometry

Trigonometry [PDF, 978.9 KB]
Updated 22 Dec 2016


Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to introduce key aspects of trigonometry. See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.

Topics include finding the trigonometric ratios for standard "first quadrant" angles, the "unit circle" method of extending them to other angles and solving trigonometric equations.

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