# DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2021/2022

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# Undergraduate Course: Introductory Mathematics with Applications (MATH07004)

 School School of Mathematics College College of Science and Engineering Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Availability Available to all students SCQF Credits 20 ECTS Credits 10 Summary A foundational course in Mathematics focused on non-specialist students willing to consolidate and build their previous mathematics education to better prepare for a wide variety of degrees. Delivery of the course is principally online. The main content of the course consists of weekly units. Each unit contains an online test for credit. Course description This course acknowledges the cumulative nature of mathematics, and is intended for entering students who wish to consolidate and improve their understanding of mathematics by studying core mathematical topics in more depth. On successful completion, students will be well-prepared to apply mathematics in a wide range of disciplines for continuing undergraduate studies outside University mathematics or highly quantitative STEM subjects. The modules are centred around elementary functions and graphs, elementary algebra, solving equations, sequences and series. Elementary calculus concepts will be discussed. The central topics are as follows: 1. Quadratic functions and their graphs. 2. Polynomials, functions, graphs, and their inverses. 3. Mathematical reasoning and writing mathematical arguments. 4. Exponential and logarithmic functions. 5. Trigonometric functions using radian measure. 6. The circle (its geometry, as an implicit algebraic function, and as a parametric trigonometric function). 7. Simultaneous equations (2 linear equations, or linear and quadratic), algebraic and graphical methods for solution. 8. Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. 9. The binomial theorem, and binomial coefficients. 10. Calculus concepts: notion of limit, rate of change, and area.
 Pre-requisites Co-requisites Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Mathematics for Physics 1 (PHYS08035) OR Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH08057) OR Accelerated Algebra and Calculus for Direct Entry (MATH08062) OR Engineering Mathematics 1a (MATH08074) OR Mathematics for the Natural Sciences 1a (MATH08072) Other requirements Not appropriate for those with SQA Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B, or GCE A-Level Mathematics at Grade A, or equivalent. This course is not permitted for students on Mathematics degrees.
 Pre-requisites None High Demand Course? Yes
 Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None Course Start Semester 1 Timetable Timetable Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Online Activities 55, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 137 ) Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 % Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework : 100% Examination : 0% There is a final online test at end of course worth 20% of the coursework. Feedback Not entered No Exam Information
 On completion of this course, the student will be able to: Demonstrate an ability to calculate efficiently and reliably using standard procedures in the topics coveredDemonstrate basic conceptual understanding of the topics coveredCombine the methods taught in the course with each other and with prior mathematical learning to solve problems Apply the ideas and techniques taught in straightforward modelling situations or novel contextsStudy mathematical materials independently and monitor their learning, managing their independent study time effectively
 The main course material will be presented online. Additional references will be given to outside online material.
 Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered Additional Class Delivery Information Delivery of the course is entirely online. The course consists of 10 units. Keywords IMA
 Course organiser Dr Robert Bickerton Tel: (0131 6)50 5284 Email: r.bickerton@ed.ac.uk Course secretary Mrs Frances Reid Tel: (0131 6)50 4883 Email: f.c.reid@ed.ac.uk
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