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Unit information: Further Foundation Mathematics in 2015/16

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Unit name Further Foundation Mathematics
Unit code MATH10007
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Chenchiah
Open unit status Open
Pre-requisites

Introductory Foundation Mathematics, or the International Foundation Programme

diagnostic test

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description

The unit develops integral calculus, differential equations, vectors and matrices roughly from GCSE to A

level standard, bearing in mind the needs of students of the sciences.

Aims: To develop integral calculus, differential equations, vectors and matrices as useful tools.

Relation to Other Units: This unit follows on from Introductory Foundation

Mathematics.

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the unit students should be able to:

• Apply techniques of integration

• work with functions of two or more variables

• manipulate and use complex numbers, vectors and matrices

Teaching details

Lectures, small group classes, problem sheets.

Assessment Details

2.5 hour written exam

Reading and References

Many textbooks cover the material taught in this unit, for example:

• Understanding Pure Mathematics, A.J. Sadler and D.W.S. Thorning (Oxford University Press

1995)

Also helpful are:

• Help yourself to algebra, Hugh Neill (Longman 1996)

• Mind the Gap, bridging the gap between GCSE and AS Maths, Roger Cahalin, Alessandra

Desbottes & Suzanne Doyle (Coordination Group Publications 2002)

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