MAT-10043 - Mathematical Methods
Coordinator: Richard D Stakes Tel: +44 1782 7 34083
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2021/22

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.

Aims
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┐.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

Study hours

Classes: 33 hours.
Preparation for classes, class tests and independent study: 117 hours.

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Online Tasks weighted 20%
Online assessment
An online set of tasks/questions using Maple TA or equivalent, applying mathematical methods, concepts and techniques.

2: Online Tasks weighted 80%
Class test
End of module class test. The class test covers the entire module content testing the ability to select and apply appropriate methods and techniques to solve problems.