Course Title: Use quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and matrices
Part A: Course Overview
Program: C6066
Course Title: Use quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and matrices
Portfolio: SET
Nominal Hours: 60.0
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Course Code 
Campus 
Career 
School 
Learning Mode 
Teaching Period(s) 
CIVE5613 
City Campus 
TAFE 
130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv 
FacetoFace  Term1 2008

Course Contact: Tony Skinner Program Coordinator
Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444
Course Contact Email: tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au
Course Description
This unit covers the competency to understand, solve and graph quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions with the aid of a graphics calculator.
Prerequisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
EDX130 – Use mathematics at technician level
National Competency Codes and Titles
National Element Code & Title: 
EDX100 Use quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and matrices 
Elements: 
Determine nonlinear laws by transforming them into linear form 
Graph exponential and logarithmic functions and solve exponential and logarithmic equations 

Graph quadratic functions and solve quadratic equations 

Graph trigonometric functions and solve trigonometric equations. 

Solve practical problems using polynomials 

Solve vocational mathematical problems using simple algebraic functions and their graphs 

Solve vocational mathematics problems using indices 

Use matrix algebra and determinants to solve up to three linear equations in three unknowns 

Vocational growth and decay problems are solved using graphical methods 

Vocational mathematical problems are solved using the unit circle definitions of trigonometric functions, graphs of circular functions and real number angular measure 

Vocational mathematics problems are solved by determining empirical 

Vocational mathematics problems are solved using Trigonometric identities 

Vocational mathematics problems are solved using the sine and or the cosine rule 

Vocational mathematics problems involving exponential and logarithmic functions are solved 
Learning Outcomes
• Solve practical problems using polynomials
• Solve vocational mathematics problems using indices
• Solve vocational mathematical problems using simple algebraic functions and their graphs
• Determine nonlinear laws by transforming them into linear form
• Vocational mathematics problems involving exponential and logarithmic functions are solved
• Vocational growth and decay problems are solved using graphical methods
• Vocational mathematics problems are solved by determining empirical laws for data related by either an exponential or a power law
• Vocational mathematical problems are solved using the unit circle definitions of trigonometric functions, graphs of circular functions and real number angular measure.
• Vocational mathematics problems are solved using the sine and or the cosine rule.
• Vocational mathematics problems are solved using Trigonometric identities.
• Graph quadratic functions and solve quadratic equations.
• Graph exponential and logarithmic functions and solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
• Graph trigonometric functions and solve trigonometric equations.
• Use matrix algebra and determinants to solve up to three linear equations in three unknowns.
Overview of Assessment
This unit will be assessed in the classroom environment using holistic assessment based on typical workplace activities. Assessment will comprise:
• Three to four tests to be given during the semester (3 x 33 1/3% or 4 x 25%)