Course description for academic year 2022/2023
Contents and structure
This course provides the students with an understandig of mathemathics as tools to be used in further nautical science studies.
Knowledge: The student has knowledge of:
- Arithmetic and algebra. Fractions, parenthesis rules, factorization, reduction of rational fractions, laws of exponents, roots.
- Equations and inequalities. Formulas. Equations, equation systems and inequalities of first and second degree. Factorization of polynomials. Irrational equations.
- Functions. The meaning of functions, linear functions, equations for straight lines, polynomial functions, rational functions, limits, asymptotes, coordinate system, polar coordinates, discussion.
- Differentiation. Rules of differentiation. How to solve problems of monotony, max/min, slope, and point of inflection. Function analysis.
- Integration. Indefinite and definite integrals, different methods of integration. Area computations. Volume of solid of revolution. Numerical integration.
- Exponential- and logarithmic functions. Briggs and natural logarithms. Rules for logarithms and exponentials. Functional analysis including graphical drawing.
- Trigonometry. Definition of trigonometric functions. Triangle calculations, area and volume, sinus law, cosine law. Angles, degrees, and radians. Trigonometric equations. Functional analysis including graphical drawing.
- Vector calculus. Vectors in two and three dimensions, vector coordinates, scalar product, vector product, scalar triple product. Use vector calculus to find angles, lengths, area, and volume.
- Parameterised motion in two dimensions. Spherical coordinates and great-circle navigation. Compass course and conversion between three dimensional coordinates to longitude and latitude.
Skills - The student:
- Is able to understand and use mathematical rules and techniques within the topics of the course.
- Is able to analyse and solve different problems.
General qualifications - The student:
- Has insight in mathematics as a tool for other courses and can use logical and analytical methods relevant in further nautical science studies.
Nautical Science Y-vei- students must have completed pre course in mathematics/physics
Recommended previous knowledge
Mathematics equal to higher education entrance qualification.
Lectures and joint exercise sessions.
Compulsory learning activities
Tests, Assignments and Peer assessments:
- Tests: 3 out of 5 tests must be passed.
- Assignments: 2 out of 2 assignments must be passed.
- Peer assessments: 2 assignments done by 2 other fellow students must be graded.
Written exam 5 hours.
Grading scale A-F.
Examination support material
Allowed calculator is: Casio fx-991EX. "Standard, non-programmable calculator" as specified in Examination support material is also allowed.
Technical table of formulas: "Teknisk formelsamling" (Pedersen, Gustavsen, Kaasa and Olsen).More about examination support material
- NAB1012 - Matematikk I - Reduction: 5 studypoints
- NAB1013 - Matematikk II - Reduction: 4 studypoints
- NAB1007 - Matematikk - Reduction: 9 studypoints
- NAB1030 - Grunnleggjande matematikk - Reduction: 9 studypoints
- NAB2010 - Anvendt matematikk - Reduction: 1 studypoints