- Title: Mathematics 0C1/1C1
- Unit code: MATH19821
- Credit rating: 10
- Level: Zero/One
- Pre-requisite units: None
- Co-requisite units: None
- School responsible: Mathematics
- Member of staff responsible: Dr CDC Steele, Prof JB Paris
- The programme unit aims to: provide a basic course in calculus and algebra to students with no post-GCSE mathematics in school of Optometry and in the Foundation Year
- Brief description
- 3 lectures : Revision of numbers, arithmetic operations, brackets, algebraic manipulation
- 3 lectures : Powers, roots, the exponential and logarithmic functions
- 2 lectures : Solving simple equations, including quadratics
- 2 lectures : Right-angled trigonometry. trigonometric identities
- 3 lectures : The standard functions, circular measure and the trigonometric functions
- 4 lectures : Simple coordinate geometry, straight lines, circles, points of intersection, slopes
- 3 lectures : Differentiation, derivatives of the standard functions, products, quotients, and `function of a function'
- 2 lectures : Maxima and minima, simple graph sketching
- Intended learning outcomes
- On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:
- Knowledge and understanding: Be familiar with simple algebra, functions, geometry and basic differentiation and integration
- 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.
- AC Croft and R Davison, Foundation Maths , Prentice Hall
- Booth, Foundation Mathematics, Pearson
- L Bostock and S Chandler, Core maths for A-level, Stanley Thornes
- Learning and teaching processes
- Two lectures in weeks 1-5 and 7-12. One tutorial/computer session per week
- Lectures : 22
- Tutorials : 11
- Hours of private study : 67
- Coursework 1 (week 4); Weighting within unit 7.5%
- Coursework 2 (week 10); Weighting within unit 7.5%
- Computer assignments; Weighting within unit 10%
- 2 hours end of semester 1 examination; Weighting within unit 75%
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All students attend two lectures per week. These run from week 1 to week 12 (except week 6). Students in Foundation Year call this course 0C1. Optometry call it 1C1.
Lecture times and rooms: Students attend both lectures each week.
The lectures for course 0C1/1C1 (MATH19821/MATH19541) for 2012-13 are as follows
- Monday 1pm : Sackville C14
- Wednesday 9 am : Sackville C53
- Lectures given by Prof JB Paris
Tutorial/MathVLE session times and rooms : Students attend the relevant class for their school. Tutorials run in weeks 1 to 5 and 7 to 12. Attendance will be monitored. The week 1 class acts as an introduction to the MathVLE project.
The tutorial/computer Session for course 1C1 (MATH19541) for Optometry students for 2012-13 is as follows
- Wednesday 10 am : Turing computer cluster week 1/ Sackville G.11 from week 2 onwards.
The tutorial/computer Session for course 0C1 (MATH19821) for Foundation students for 2012-13 is as follows
- Tuesday 10 am : Sackville G.11 computer cluster starting week 1.
- Friday 10 am : Sackville G.11 computer cluster starting week 1.