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SX3007: MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

In this course, students will learn about the mathematics which underpins our everyday lives. Each lecture will be taught by a different member of staff, some from the mathematics department, and some from other departments. Actual topics covered will depend on the staff involved, but may include Cryptography, Robotics, Probability and Special Relativity. Students will also learn how to use the computer program Mathematica.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alexey Sevastyanov

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Numbers
  • Formulae
  • Cryptography
  • Controlling traffic
  • Probability
  • Biology
  • Logic
  • Special relativity
  • Economy
  • Computing Science
  • Saving fuel of a spaceship
  • Chaos

Further Information & Notes

Available to students in Year 3 & 4 only.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 14 - 17
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 16
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 13

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: two online tests (30% each), the remaining 40% comes from other types of in-course assessment

Resit: To be arranged. Only the marks obtained at the first attempt can count towards Honours classification.

Formative Assessment

In-course assignments will normally be marked within one week and feedback provided to students in tutorials. Students will be invited to contact the Course Coordinator for feedback on the final examination.

Feedback

In-course assessment will be marked and feedback provided to the students.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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