Undergraduate Course: Mathematics Skills (PHYS10033)
|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
|Summary||A synoptic paper designed to examine the mathematical problem-solving skills developed by Mathematical Physics students throughout their degree programme.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Degree Examination, 100%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Mathematics Skills||2:00|
| 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 open-ended 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Workshop sessions, as arranged.
|Course organiser||Dr Roger Horsley
Tel: (0131 6)50 6481
|Course secretary||Mrs Siobhan Macinnes
Tel: (0131 6)51 3448
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