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 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. 
Course description 
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
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 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: 221 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 3,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21,
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 Torben Sell
Tel:
Email: tsell@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
Email: Martin.Delaney@ed.ac.uk 

