Undergraduate Course: Practical Calculus (MATH08001)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Mathematics
||Other subject area||Specialist Mathematics & Statistics (Year 1)
||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.*
Core first year course for Honours Degrees in Mathematics and/or Statistics. Syllabus summary: Limits and the definition of the derivative. Rules of differentiation. Taylor-Maclaurin polynomials; maxima and minima of functions. The Binomial Theorem. Definite integrals; the method of exhaustion; indefinite integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Methods of integration. Applications of integration: volumes and surface areas of figures of revolution. Graphing functions; other coordinate systems. Decay equation.
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|
||Tutorials: Tu at 9:00,11:10,12:10 and 13:05.
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1. Differentiating all combinations of the elementary functions using the rules of differentiation and x^n (n=-2, 1, 2, 3) and sin x from the definition.
2. Integrating a large range of functions.
3. Computing Taylor-Maclaurin series approximations to functions.
4. Describing properties of graphs of functions.
5. Describing the turning points of functions of one variable using calculus methods.
6. Using Maple to solve simple problems in Calculus.
7. Using Maple to plot functions of one variable, and interpret the output.
|Coursework - 100%|
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Coursework (which may include a Project): 40%
|Course organiser||Dr Adri Olde-Daalhuis
Tel: (0131 6)50 5992
|Course secretary||Ms Louise Durie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5050
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