Undergraduate Course: Applicable Mathematics 0 (Foundation) (MATH07002)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Mathematics
||Other subject area||Other Non-Specialist courses (School of Maths)
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||*In 2011-12, this course is available only to students retaking it and will be assessed on an 'exam only' basis.*
Straight lines, perpendicularity, properties of triangles. Radian measure, trigonometric ratios, trigonometric equations, graphs, identities including addition and double-angle formulae, applications to geometry. Quadratics, including completing the square, roots and inequalities. Applications to circles (conics). Polynomial division and factorisation. Index and logarithm laws. Sequences, recurrence relations, limits, arithmetic and geometric series, modelling.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| If you have attained a B-Grade at either Higher or A-level Mathematics (or equivalent) you should enrol on MATH08027 Applicable Mathematics 1 and/or MATH08029 Mathematical Methods 1.
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Applicable Mathematics 0 (Foundation)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1. Ability to calculate distance between two points.
2. Ability to test for perpendicularity of lines, given their gradients.
3. Understanding of the terms median, altitude, angle bisector and perpendicular bisector for a triangle and their concurrency.
4. Ability to convert between radians and degrees.
5. Knowledge of the trigonometric ratios for simple angles.
6. Ability to solve trigonometric equations.
7. Ability to use the graphs of sin and cos, understanding the terms amplitude and period.
8. Ability to use the addition and double-angle formulae for sin and cos.
9. Ability to divide polynomials by linear terms and to factorise them.
10. Ability to complete the square of a quadratic, with applications.
11. Ability to solve quadratic equations and to understand the role of the discriminant.
12. Ability to construct a quadratic, given its roots.
13. Ability to solve quadratic inequalities.
14. Ability to use the bisection method to estimate roots.
15. Ability to find the centre and radius of a circle, given its formula.
16. Understanding of the nature of a linear first-order recurrence relation and its use in modelling.
17. Understanding of the concept of a limit for a recurrence.
Degree Examination: 85%
|Course organiser||Dr Lois Rollings
Tel: (0131 6)50 5052
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Downie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5793
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