- Title: Mathematics 0B1
- Unit code: MATH19801
- Credit rating: 10
- Level: 0
- Pre-requisite units: AS-level mathematics or equivalent
- Co-requisite units:
- School responsible: Mathematics
- Member of staff responsible: Dr CDC Steele, Dr C Dean
- The programme unit aims to provide a basic course in calculus and algebra to students with AS-level mathematics or equivalent in schools / units of Foundation Studies
- Brief description
- Seven lectures : Algebra and Functions.Functions and Inverse Functions. Polynomials, rational functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric, logarithms and exponentials. Solutions of quadratic, polynomial and trigonometric equations. Partial Fractions.
- Five lectures: Differentiation. Definition. Standars Derivatives. Product, quotient and 'function of a function' rules. Stationary points. [Higher derivatives?]
- Six lectures: Integration. Definition as reverse of differentiation. Definite integrals and areas under curves. Standard integrals. Integration by substitution (u=f(x)). Integration by parts. Integration by partial fractions.
- Four lectures: Series.Arithmetic, geometric and binomial series. Infinite series and convergence. Taylor and Maclaurin.
- Reading List
- link to lists for updated links
- Croft et al., Foundation Maths, Pearson
- Bostock and Chandler, Mathematics, The core course for A-level, Stanley Thornes
- Bostock and Chandler, Further Pure Mathematics, Stanley Thornes
- Intended learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding:Be familiar with simple algebra, functions, differentiation, integration and series
- 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 department or in subsequent years.
- Learning and teaching processes
- Two lectures in weeks 1-5 and 7-12. One tutorial (in small groups) in weeks 2-5 and 7-12
- Lectures : 22
- Tutorials : 10
- Hours of private study : 68
- Periodic Quizzes during tutorials (cumulative 16%)
- Coursework : (week 10) Weighting within unit 14%
- 2 hour examination Weighting within unit 70%
This is a first semester course for students in the Foundation Year.
All students attend two lectures per week. These run from week 1 to week 12 (except week 6).
Lecture times and rooms
The lectures for course 0B1/1B1 (MATH19801) for 2012-13 are as follows
- Friday 9am : Renold/C9
- Friday 4 pm : Renold/C2
- Lectures given by Dr Carolyn Dean
The tutorials for course 0B1/1B1 (MATH19801) for 2012-13 are Friday 10am
Tutorial times and rooms
Students attend one tutorial class per week. Tutorials run in weeks 2 to 5 and 7 to 12. Attendance will be monitored.
- Foundation Year
- Friday 10 am; various rooms