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MA1508: CALCULUS II (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to Integral Calculus and the theory of sequences and series, to discuss their applications to the theory of functions, and to give an introduction to the theory of functions of several variables. 

This provides the necessary mathematical background for further study in mathematics, physics, computing science, chemistry and engineering.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ehud Meir

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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Course Description

The course is a continuation of Calculus I from the 1st session. It develops the basic ideas concerning the integration of a function of one variable. It introduces Taylor series and determines these series for the most common functions. It also provides a first introduction to differential equations which are fundamental in applications of Mathematics to other sciences.


  • Convergence of limits and their calculation.
  • Definite and indefinite integrals.
  • Series and their convergence.
  • Convergence tests for series.
  • Power series and Taylor series.
  • Partial and directional derivatives.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

30% Online test 1

30% Online test 2

40% Assignment

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resubmission of failed elements (pass marks carried forward)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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