You are here: Mathematics > service teaching > course units > MATH19730 - part 1
School of Mathematics

# MATH19730 part 1

General Information
• Title: Mathematics MATH19730 - part 1
• Unit code: MATH19730
• Credit rating: 10
• Level: 1
• Pre-requisite units:
• Co-requisite units:
• School responsible: Mathematics
• Member of staff responsible: Dr C Dean (Dr CDC Steele)
Page Contents
Other Resources
• Online course materials are available on Blackboard

## Unit specification

Aims
To introduce first year students in materials science and geology and planetary sciences to a number of Mathematical topics of A-level standard. Strictly speaking, this is HALF of the 20-credit unit MATH19730
Brief description
1 : Algebra : Straight lines, exponentials, powers, logs, Pascal's triangle, Binomial theorem, hyperbolic functions
2: Trigonometric functions : Radians, trigonometry, (examples set on sine and cosine rules). Inverse functions, general angles, graphs, simple identites.
3 : Probability Factorials; probability, standard distributions (Normal, Binomial Poisson, c); statistics-regression, correlation, standard derivation.
4 : Differentiation of functions log (x), e^x and a^x, the chain and product rules for differentiation; harmonic functions.
5 : Integration indefinite integrals, integrals of polynomials, exponential and harmonic functions; error function; methods of integration - inspection, manipulation, partial fractions, by parts, substitution, quadratic forms.
Calculus Workshop One hour per week for 6 weeks is used to develop elementary differentiation and integration.
DW Jordan and P Smith, Mathematical Techniques, Oxford University Press
KA Stroud, Engineering Mathematics, Palgrave
Intended learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: On completion of this unit, the student will be able to solve straightforward problems involving vectors, complex numbers, matrices, elementary differentiation, integration and partial differentiation.
Intellectual skills:Be able to carry out routine operations involving the topics in the syllabus
Transferable skills and personal qualities:Have a set of tools and methods that can be applied in the courses given in the host school or in subsequent years.
Learning and teaching processes
Three lectures in weeks 3-5 and 7-12. One tutorial (in small groups) in weeks 4-5 and 7-12
Lectures : 27
Tutorials : 8
Hours of private study : 65
Assessment
Module Test and marked work. Weighting within unit 25% (40% for those doing MATH19740 - part 1)
2 hour examination Weighting within unit 75% (60% for those doing MATH19740 - part 1)

## Arrangements

This is a first year, first semester course for students in the school of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and in the school of Materials. The majority of students take unit MATH19730. Some students, assigned by the School of Materials, take unit MATH19740 which includes an extra support class each week.

The classes for course 1G1 (MATH19730 - part 1) for 2012-13 are as follows

• Monday 12 noon (starting week 3) in Room Uni Place 1.218
• Tuesday 9 am (starting week 3) in Room Turing/G205
• Wednesday 9 am (starting week 3) in Room Turing/G207
• Wednesday 10 am (starting week 3) in Room Turing/G207
• Lectures to be delivered by Dr C Dean
• The extra classes for course 1G1 (MATH19740 - part 1, 2011-12) are as follows

• Tuesday 1 pm (starting week 3) in Room Turing/G207

Online course materials are available on Blackboard for this unit.