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# 1C1 (MATH19821)

General Information
• 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
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## Unit specification

Aims
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.
Textbooks

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
Assessment
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%

## Arrangements

This is a first year, first semester course for students in the schools of Optometry, Foundation Year .

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.

Online course materials are available for this unit.