Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 0
Target Students: Students on Y120 or H100
|Full Year||Assessed in both Autumn and Spring Semesters|
Prerequisites: Grade B GCSE mathematics or equivalent.
|HG0FAM||Foundation Algebra and Mathematical Techniques|
Summary of Content: This module provides a basic course in differential and integral calculus. Initially key elements of definition, manipulation and graphical representation of functions are introduced prior to establishing calculus techniques used in the analysis of problems in engineering and physical sciences. Application to solving real life problems is developed. The module will cover:
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Workshop||22 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
|Tutorial||22 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||15||1 hour written exam, Autumn|
|Assignment||15||Assignments (in-class or take home)|
|Exam 2||60||2.5 hours written exam, Spring|
|Inclass Exam 1 (Written)||10||In-class test (OMR)|
Mr F Hobbs
Education Aims: To provide students with the confidence, mathematical knowledge and fluency in mathematical techniques to help solve basic problems, in engineering or science, that requires the use of differential or integral calculus.
A student who completes this module successfully should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
manipulate graphical representation of standard and more general functions;
differentiate standard functions and more complicated functions;
find and classify local stationary points;
use Maclaurin series to represent simple functions;
integrate standard functions;
use standard analytical integration techniques;
apply calculus to modelling basic physical problems;
use approximation to find roots of algebraic or trigonometric equations.
reason logically and work analytically;
perform with high levels of accuracy;
manipulate mathematical formulae, algebraic equations and standard functions;
apply fundamental mathematical concepts to problems of a routine nature in engineering or science.
construct and present mathematical arguments with accuracy and clarity;
apply basic solution techniques learned to mathematical problems arising in the study of engineering or science.
communicate mathematical arguments using standard terminology;
express ideas and methods of solution in the analysis of mathematical problems appropriately and effectively;
use an integrated software package to enhance learning and practice problem solving skills.
Offering School: Mathematical Sciences
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