### Print based materials

Print Materials to assist with any pre-requisite mathematics required in USQ courses. These materials are based on USQ's Tertiary Preparation Program. Mathematics modules are presented in increasing level of difficulty and complexity from Level A through to Level D.

Differentiation – looking at change (Level C)

• Rate of change – the problem of the curve
• Instantaneous rate of change and the derivative function
• Shortcuts for differentiation (including: polynomial and other power functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and where the derivative cannot be found)
• Some applications of differential calculus (including: displacement-velocity-acceleration: when derivatives are meaningful in their own right, twists and turns, and optimization)

Integration – looking at change (Level C)

• Area under the curve
• The definite integral
• The antiderivative
• Steps in integration (including: using standard rules of integration, integrals of functions with constant multiples, and integrals of sum and difference functions)
• More areas
• Applications of integral calculus

Differentiation

• Derivatives
• Differentiability
• Derivatives of simple functions
• Practical interpretations of the derivative
• Simple applications of the derivative
• The product rule
• The quotient rule
• The chain rule
• Stationary points
• Curve sketching
• Maximum / minimum problems
• Newton-Raphson method for finding roots
• Solutions to exercise sets

Integration

• Integration of basic functions
• Integration by guess and check
• Integration by substitution
• Definite integration
• Trapezoidal Rule
• Simpson’s Rule

### Videos:

Chain and Product rules:

This video shows worked examples for how to use the chain and product rules for differentiating functions.

Integration by Substitution:

This video shows worked examples of how to use the integration by substitution technique.

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