Undergraduate Course: Facets of Mathematics (MATH08068)
Course Outline
School  School of Mathematics 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  This course aims to explore the wide range of applications of mathematics, and links to other areas that are present in today's world. This course is centred around three components in different areas of mathematics.
The content of the components is not fixed, but there will normally be one each in Pure mathematics, Mathematical Modelling and Operational Research.
In each component, some basic techniques from the chosen area will be studied and there will also be some exploration of their applications in the modern world. Applications of the area in general and its relationship to other topics will also be discussed.
Another aim of the course is to develop important skills in teamwork and in presenting mathematics. Some instruction in producing mathematical documents, particularly posters, in LaTeX will be given and students will undertake a group research project that builds on the content of one of the components. The outcome of the project will be a poster. 
Course description 
 Using LaTeX to produce a simple document and a poster.
 Designing posters to explain mathematics.
 Three components on topics that may vary from year to year.

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 21,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
73 )

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

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Coursework 100% 
Feedback 
Not entered 
No Exam Information 
Learning Outcomes
 An enhanced appreciation of the range of applications of mathematics.
 Familiarity with a range of applications of mathematics.
 Knowledge of and facility with some basic techniques with important applications from three different components of the subject.
 Ability to use LaTeX to prepare a simple mathematical document and poster.
 Enhanced skills in teamwork.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Keywords  FoM 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Benjamin Goddard
Tel: (0131 6)50 5127
Email: B.Goddard@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
Email: Martin.Delaney@ed.ac.uk 

