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 explores the wide range of mathematical applications. The course is based around three key themes from different areas of mathematics, and develops important skills in basic Python, mathematical writing, and document creation using LaTeX.
The course explores three themes in different areas of mathematics. The content of the themes is not fixed, but there will normally be one each from different areas of mathematics such as pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or operational research. In each component some basic techniques from the chosen area are studied, with exploration of applications.
The course additionally develops important skills. The course provides an introduction to the use of basic Python, and to the creation of mathematical documents using LaTeX. Students will undertake group work building on the content of one of the themes.
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 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 3,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21,
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