School of Computing and Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences

For academic year: 2019/20 Last Updated: 21 November 2019

MAT-10043 - Mathematical Methods

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Mathematics provides a language to discuss concepts and ideas in a formal setting. It is thus vital to develop the ability to reason logically and to recognise incorrect reasoning. This module will extend a range of mathematical skills and techniques and apply them in more difficult unstructured problems, using mathematics as an effective means of communication.

The module will develop skills in reading and comprehending mathematical arguments and and improve confidence and speed in finding correct solutions.

By the end of the module students will take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

The module will develop skills in reading and comprehending mathematical arguments and and improve confidence and speed in finding correct solutions.

By the end of the module students will take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

This module gives a self-contained and intensive summary of the essential methods and techniques required for mathematics programmes. Students will acquire a sound foundation in those methods and techniques that they should have at their fingertips¿.

apply mathematical methods and techniques involving functions, calculus, trigonometry and algebra: 1,2

construct rigorous mathematical arguments through use of precise statements, logical deduction and inference and by the manipulation of mathematical expressions: 1,2

select and apply their knowledge of mathematical methods, concepts and techniques in a variety of contexts: 1,2

construct rigorous mathematical arguments through use of precise statements, logical deduction and inference and by the manipulation of mathematical expressions: 1,2

select and apply their knowledge of mathematical methods, concepts and techniques in a variety of contexts: 1,2

Classes: 33 hours.

Preparation for classes, class tests and independent study: 117 hours.

Preparation for classes, class tests and independent study: 117 hours.

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Two class tests.

Two class tests to assess both theoretical and practical aspects of the module. The class tests are equally weighted. Each class test will last 40 minutes.

Final module class test.

End of module class test. The 1.5-hour¿ class test covers the entire module content testing the ability to select and apply appropriate methods and techniques to solve problems.