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Detail Information on Every Subject

1. Name of Subject: Mathematics I
2. Code: FHMM1014
3. Classification: Major
4. Credit Hours: 4
5. Trimester and Year Taught: 1/1
6. Prerequisite (if any): Nil
7. Method of Delivery: Lecture and Tutorial
8. Valuation:
(Test: 40%)
Final Examination 60%
9. Teaching Staff:
10. Objective of Subject:
The aim of this unit is to study the basic algebra, vector, and trigonometry

11. Learning Outcomes of Subject (LO):
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Define and understand various types of numbers and set.
2. Use series to approximate functions.
3. Solve geometric problems in space using vector methods.
4. Apply vector methods to solve problems of forces, velocity and relative velocity.
5. Understand the definitions and principles of trigonometry and their application to
problem solving.

12. Synopsis:
This course covers topics on Number and Set, Polynomial, Sequences and Series,
Vectors and Trigonometry.

13. Subject Outline and Notional Hours:
Topic Content Learning
Notional Hours
Topic 1

Number and Set
Real number system. Indices.
Laws of indices and logarithm
Complex numbers. Modulus and
argument. Addition and
Complex conjugate. Argand
diagram. Polar form
Multiplication and division of two
complex numbers in polar form
Set. Basic operations and rules

LO1 7 2 16 25

Topic 2

Algebraic operations on
polynomials and rational functions
Solution of quadratic equations by
factorization, completing the square
and use of quadratic formula
Factors of polynomials. Remainder
theorem. Factor theorem
Partial fractions
Solving linear, quadratic and cubic
inequalities, and inequalities
involving modulus and rational

LO1 8 2 18 28
Topic 3

Sequences and Series
Sequences. Notation
Arithmetic and geometric
progressions. Their sums to n
terms. Sum to infinity of geometric
Binomial expansion for integral and
fraction indices
Use of series for approximations

LO2 8 3 19 30
Topic 4

Vectors in the plane xi + yj.
Magnitude. Position vector. Unit
Operations: Addition, subtraction,
scalar multiplication and scalar
Use scalar product to determine
angle between two vectors
Use of vectors to prove simple
geometry rules
Problems involving forces, velocity
and relative velocity treated as

5 2 12 19
Topic 5 Trigonometry
Solution of a triangle. Laws of sine
and cosine. Area of triangle.
Trigonometric identities.
Use the formulae for sin(A B),
cos(A B),
tan(A B), sin A sin B and cos
A cos B.
Expression of a sin + b cos in
the form
LO5 8 3 19 30

r sin ( ) and r cos ( )
Find all solutions, within a
specified interval, of a
trigonometric equation or

Test & Final Exam
28 28
Notional Hours 36 12 112 160
Credit Hours 4

Main References:
1. Sadler, A.J. & Thorning, D.W.S. (2001). Understanding pure mathematics. Oxford: Oxford
University Press.
2. Stewart, J., Redin, L. & Watson, S. (2006). Precalculus: Mathematics for calculus (5
Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning.
3. Stewart, J. (2001). Single variable calculus-Concept and contents. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole-
Thomson Learning.

Additional References:
4. Stewart, J. (2007). Calculus (6
ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
5. Johnson, L.W. (2002). Introduction to linear algebra. Boston: Addison Wesley.
6. Tey, K.S., & Tan, A.G. (2003). STPM Mathematics S&T-Paper 1. Kuala Lumpur: Pelangi
7. Tan, C.E., Lye,, M.S., & Khor, B.H (2004). Mathematics and statistics. Kuala Lumpur: Fajar
Bakti Sdn. Bhd.
8. Soon, C.L, & Lau, T.K. (2004) Q&A STPM, Mathematics T. Petaling Jaya: Pearson, Longman.