Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals of Algebra and Calculus (MATH07003)
|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
|Summary||An introductory course in University Mathematics covering topics not covered in the previous education of many incoming undergraduates on degrees involving Mathematics.
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.
This course is intended for entering students who will be studying the first year mathematics courses as part of their programmes. The course introduces and develops a range of topics that incoming undergraduates may not have previously studied, or may benefit from studying in more depth. On successful completion, students will be well-prepared for continuing University mathematics. The modules are centred around calculus (particularly integration) and algebra (with topics such as complex numbers and more advanced use of vectors).
The central topics are as follows.
2. Polynomials and rational functions
3. Functions (including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic)
4. Complex numbers
5. Sequences and series
1. Principles and techniques of differentiation
2. Further techniques and applications of differentiation
3. Principles of integration
4. Methods of integration
5. Applications of integration
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Online Activities 55,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||80% calculated from scores on successful online Unit Tests, completed each week during semester
20% from a final online synoptic test (in which a minimum score of 40% is required to pass the course)
|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 covered;
- Demonstrate basic conceptual understanding of the topics covered;
- Combine 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 contexts;
- Study 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
|Course organiser||Dr George Kinnear
Tel: (0131 6)50 5052
|Course secretary||Mrs Frances Reid
Tel: (0131 6)50 4883