Mathematics for the Sciences I - MAT00007C

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• Department: Mathematics
• Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
• Credit value: 20 credits
• Credit level: C
• Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

To consolidate and broaden A-level mathematics

To provide a solid and secure mathematical foundation for relevant modules in other departments.

To provide the foundation for Mathematics for the Sciences II and thence for higher level Mathematics and Physics modules to be taken at stages 2 and above.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to demonstrate competence in essential topics of

• algebra
• differential calculus
• integral calculus
• differential equations
• Fourier series

Module content

• Differentiation, Integration, substitution and parts, definite integrals
• Partial derivatives, higher order partial derivatives, linear approximation, the chain rule, implicit differentiation
• Limits of series, geometric series, Taylor series
• Complex numbers, the complex plane, the complex exponential function, roots of unity
• Exponential and hyperbolic functions
• Vectors, norm, scalar product, vector product, triple product, parametric lines, vector-valued functions, speed, and arc length
• Matrix addition and multiplication, transpose and trace (arbitrary dimensions), determinant and inverse for 2x2 matrices
• Groups and permutations
• Differential equations, solution of 1st order separable and linear ODEs
• Second order linear ODEs (homogeneous and inhomogeneous), resonance
• The heat equation, Fourier series, complex exponential series, Fourier transform

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Mathematics for the Sciences I
3 hours 100

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Mathematics for the Sciences I
3 hours 100

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