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Module

SFY0003 : Foundation Mathematics 1 (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr John Appleby
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To provide an introduction to differential calculus and complex numbers. Students who have completed the course will have studied and practised elementary differential calculus, including fundamental ideas and a range of standard methods. They will have seen a variety of simple applications in mathematics and physical science.

Outline Of Syllabus

Complex numbers: application to quadratic and cubic equations; conversion to modulus-argument form. Functions. Domain and range. Composite functions. Limits of functions. Differentiation as computation of gradient. Differentiation from first principles. Rules of differentiation (product rule, quotient rule, chain rule). Higher derivatives, maxima and minima, curve sketching.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable