Undergraduate Course: Mathematics Skills (PHYS10033)
Course Outline
School  School of Physics and Astronomy 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  A synoptic paper designed to examine the mathematical problemsolving skills developed by Mathematical Physics students throughout their degree programme. 
Course description 
Not entered

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
96 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
100 %,
Coursework
0 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Degree Examination, 100% 
Feedback 
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Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S1 (December)  Mathematics Skills  2:00  
Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to:
1) Identify and apply the mathematical techniques needed to analyse and solve a given problem;
2) Make appropriate assumptions, qualifications or order of magnitude estimates in order to solve openended problems;
3) Be able to sketch common mathematical functions appropriate to the problem at hand;
4) Be able to comment on or assess the physical implications of the solution they have obtained for a particular problem;
5) Be able to solve physics problems by mathematical or any other valid reasoning.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Additional Class Delivery Information 
Workshop sessions, as arranged. 
Keywords  MSkill 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Roger Horsley
Tel: (0131 6)50 6481
Email: rhorsley@ph.ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Miss Paula Wilkie
Tel: (0131) 668 8403
Email: Paula.Wilkie@ed.ac.uk 

