Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05
Calculus is the mathematical study of change, and is used in many areas of mathematics, science, and the commercial world. This course covers differentiation, limits, finding maximum and minimum values, and continuity. There may well be some overlap with school mathematics, but the course is brisk and will go a long way quickly.
Study Type  Undergraduate  Level  1 

Term  First Term  Credit Points  15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) 
Campus  Aberdeen  Sustained Study  No 
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Calculus allows for changing situations and complicated averaging processes to be described in precise ways. It was one of the great intellectual achievements of the late 17th and early 18th Century. Early applications were made to modeling planetary motion and to calculating tax payable on land. Now the ideas are used in broad areas of mathematics and science and parts of the commercial world. The course begins with an introduction to fundamental mathematical concepts and then develops the basic ideas of the differential calculus of a single variable and explains some of the ways they are applied.
Syllabus
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt
2x Online Test (30% each)
1x Assignment (40% each)
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Resubmission of failed elements (pass marks carried forward).
There are no assessments for this course.
Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Factual  Remember  ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide. 
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