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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of the material covered in MA1007 Introductory Mathematics 1. It is suitable for students who have taken MA1007 and is a good course for students who use some maths in their degree but do not have a strong background in the subject. Topics covered include differentiation, integration, complex numbers, vectors and matrices among others. Students are continually assessed through weekly tests, with the possibility of gaining an exemption from the final exam if the results from the weekly tests are good enough. Learning is mainly done in the students’ own time.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Zur Izhakian

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MA1007 Introductory Mathematics 1 (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG1504 Engineering Mathematics 1 (Studied)
  • EG2005 Engineering Mathematics 2 (Studied)
  • MA1005 Calculus 1 (Studied)
  • MA1006 Algebra (Studied)
  • MA1508 Calculus II (Studied)
  • MA1515 Mathematics for Sciences (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course emphasizes accuracy in performing calculations involving trigonometry, exponentials, techniques and application of differentiation and integration, vectors, complex numbers and matrices. The course is taught and examined using computer software.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Computing Science and Physics
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Physics with Modern Languages
  • BSc Physics with Philosophy
  • MA Natural Philosophy
  • MA Philosophy-Physics
  • Master of Engineering in Computing Science
  • Physics Joint
  • Physics Major
  • Physics Minor

Contact Teaching Time

36 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%) for students who perform sufficiently well in weekly computerised tests. Any student who fails to achieve by in-course assessment or who wishes to upgrade CGS mark obtained, can take the end of course computerised examination (or its resit). In this case the final mark is calculated with 30% coming from the weekly tests and 70% coming from the exam.
Resit: Computerised examination similar to 1st attempt examination.

Formative Assessment

Regular computerised tests discussed during computer practicals.


In-course assessment will be marked and feedback provided to the students.
Informal feedback at computer practicals.

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