Calculus 2

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This Level 1 course is ideal if you’re intending to study the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. The calculation skills you’ll learn cover decimals, fractions, percentages, powers, metric conversions. You’ll also learn how to use a scientific calculator, and how to apply your skills to problems in fields that deal with measurements, such as engineering and science. No maths skills are required to enrol.

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Learning outcomes

  • simplify algebraic expressions containing indices
  • use function notation
  • find limits
  • differentiate functions
  • apply the principles of differentiation to problems involving rates, maxima and minima, distance, velocity and acceleration, stationary points and gradients
  • integrate functions
  • apply the principles of integration to problems involving areas under a curve and distance, velocity and acceleration
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