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    Introductory
  • Language:
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About this course

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This course is part three of the MathTrackX XSeries Program which has been designed to provide you with a solid foundation in mathematical fundamentals and how they can be applied in the real world.

This course will cover basic concepts and techniques relating to differentiation; a fundamental tool of calculus. Derivatives are key to the understanding of rates of change, that is the extent to which a function responds to changes in a dependent variable.

Guided by experts from the School of Mathematics and the Maths Learning Centre at the University of Adelaide, this course will cover concepts and techniques to provide a foundation for the applications of differentiation in STEM related careers and/or further study at the undergraduate level.

Join us as we provide opportunities to develop your skills and confidence in applying mathematics to solve real world problems.

What you'll learn

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  • How derivatives relate to the slope of a function

  • How to calculate the derivative of polynomials and special functions

  • Differentiation rules for evaluating the derivative of non-trivial functions

  • The concept and application of ‘the second derivative’

  • How to use differentiation to solve problems in basic motion, mechanics and optimisation.

Meet your instructors

Dr Melissa Humphries
Lecturer
The University of Adelaide
Dr Danny Stevenson
Senior Lecturer
The University of Adelaide
Dr David Butler
Lecturer
The University of Adelaide
Dr Brendan Harding
Research Associate
The University of Adelaide

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