Undergraduate Course: Practical Calculus (MATH08001)
Course Outline
School  School of Mathematics 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Course type  Standard 
Availability  Available to all students 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) 
Credits  10 
Home subject area  Mathematics 
Other subject area  Specialist Mathematics & Statistics (Year 1) 
Course website 
https://info.maths.ed.ac.uk/teaching.html 
Taught in Gaelic?  No 
Course description  *In 201112, 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. TaylorMaclaurin 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
Prerequisites  None 
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?  No 
Course Delivery Information

Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)

WebCT enabled: No 
Quota: 0 
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Tutorials: Tu at 9:00,11:10,12:10 and 13:05. 
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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 TaylorMaclaurin 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.

Assessment Information
Coursework  100%
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Coursework (which may include a Project): 40%
Examination: 60% 
Special Arrangements
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Keywords  PCa 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Adri OldeDaalhuis
Tel: (0131 6)50 5992
Email: A.OldeDaalhuis@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Ms Louise Durie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5050
Email: L.Durie@ed.ac.uk 

