MA415 Elementary Calculus
Course description for academic year 2018/2019
Contents and structure
The course is following the contents in Croft & Davison (2015), chap. 1 -6, 8-9 & 15-17
Knowing the characteristics of basic functions such as polynomial functions, exponential functions and trigonometric functions, could derive functions built up of these.
Use standard techniques to calculate simple specific and indefinite integrals.
Solving methods for linear and quadratic equations
Area and volume of simple geometric shapes
Could conduct a curve sketching for functions of one variable.
Could conduct vector drawing, and use this in simple geometric situations.
Locate and characterize extremity points for functions of two variables.
Perform simple modeling involving exponential functions and simple differential equations, and find solutions.
After completion of the course, students should have a necessary basis in key mathematical methods and can use these to solve practical problems in the subject's later studies.
Recommended previous knowledge
Compulsory learning activities
Requirements for active student participation in exercises and assignments
written exam, 4 hours
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