Undergraduate Course: Facets of Mathematics (MATH08068)
|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
|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.
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
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are advised to check that they have studied the material covered in the syllabus of each pre-requisite course before enrolling.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 21,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr James Maddison
Tel: (0131 6)50 5036
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427