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 course will develop skills in basic Python, document production using LaTeX, and teamwork. 
Course description 
The course will explore three components in different areas of mathematics. The content of the components is not fixed, but there will normally be one each from different areas of mathematics such as Pure mathematics, Applied mathematics, 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 be discussed.
Another aim of the course is to develop important skills. The course will provide an introduction to the use of basic Python. Some instruction in producing mathematical documents in LaTeX will be given. Students will undertake a group project that builds on the content of one of the components. The outcome of the project will be a poster.

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  Visiting students are advised to check that they have studied the material covered in the syllabus of each prerequisite course before enrolling. 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2020/21, 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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Demonstrate knowledge in the three topics of mathematics, and apply this to solve problems.
 Communicate knowledge about a mathematical topic using appropriate media.
 Use LaTeX to prepare a mathematical document.
 Use Python to perform simple calculations in mathematical tasks.
 Contribute as part of a group to the study of a mathematical topic.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Keywords  FoM 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr James Maddison
Tel: (0131 6)50 5036
Email: j.r.maddison@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
Email: Martin.Delaney@ed.ac.uk 

