MAT-10046 - Calculus
Coordinator: Danila Prikazchikov Tel: +44 1782 7 33414
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module is intended to help students with the transition from the methods based approach of A level to the higher levels of understanding and rigour expected at degree level. The module will develop students'┐ skills in many key mathematical techniques. The applications of these techniques to real-world┐ problems will be highlighted where appropriate.

This module aims to provide students with a solid foundation in Calculus at degree level and equip them with a knowledge of the necessary methods and techniques in applied mathematics for further study beyond FHEQ Level 4.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

use relevant methods and results from the module to solve problems and communicate their solutions accurately and reliably with structured and coherent arguments: 1,3,4,6
recognise and solve a variety of first and second order ordinary differential equations using appropriate methods: 4,6
expand a given function into a series and use this to find approximate values of the function: 5
use mathematical techniques in differentiation and integration, and for finding the limits of sequences and series: 2,3
calculate partial derivatives and find local maxima/minima┐ of a function of more than one variable: 5,6

Study hours

72 hours lectures
24 hours examples classes
180 hours private study
2 hour unseen examination
2 hour class test
20 hour in-semester assessments

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 7%
A take-home assignment. Students are expected to spend 10 hours in preparation and fulfilling this assignment.

2: Coursework weighted 8%
A set of questions will be provided to complete at home, aiming at methods of differential calculus.

3: Class Test weighted 35%
2-hour Class test
A 2-hour class test, summarising the material of Semester 1.

4: Assignment weighted 8%
A take-home assignment Students should expect to spend 10 hours for preparation and fulfilling this assignment.

5: Coursework weighted 7%
A set of questions on differential calculus of multi-variable functions

6: Unseen Exam weighted 35%
2-hour unseen exam
2-hour unseen exam. The examination paper will consist of no less than five and not more than eight questions, all of which are compulsory.