Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46
The course is aimed at a general science audience and it focuses on providing the students with the working knowledge of a good set of mathematical skills needed in all science subjects.
Study Type  Undergraduate  Level  1 

Term  Second Term  Credit Points  15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) 
Campus  Offshore  Sustained Study  No 
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This is a maths course for all science students. It aims at providing the students with a good set of working mathematical knowledge needed in nearly all science subjects including Biology, Chemistry and others. The main emphasis is on gaining practical skills together with understanding the mathematics behind them. The topics discussed in the course will include: Manipulations with numbers, Algebraic manipulations and applications; Area and Volume; Graphs and relationships; Rate of change; Formulae for derivatives; Recurrences, Exponentials, Powers and Logarithms; Trigonometry; Differential equations; LotkaVolterra Models for population dynamics.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Assessment Type  Summative  Weighting  25  

Assessment Weeks  Feedback Weeks  
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Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Analyse  Understand the concept of derivatives, and be able to compute the derivatives of some simple functions, either by studying rates of change, or by the use of direct formulae. 
Conceptual  Remember  Be familiar with elementary trigonometric functions (sin, cos and tan), and be able to use them to solve various “reallife” problems 
Conceptual  Understand  Understand the concepts of exponentials, powers and logarithms, the links between them, and some of their elementary properties 
Assessment Type  Summative  Weighting  25  

Assessment Weeks  Feedback Weeks  
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Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Apply  Manipulate and multiply integral and rational powers, as well as polynomials 
Procedural  Analyse  Apply a rule of three to solve dilution and concentration problems 
Procedural  Apply  Solve simple linear equations 
Procedural  Apply  Compute the equation of a straight line given two points, or one point and the slope, and be able to compute the coordinates of the intersection of two straight lines 
Procedural  Apply  Compute the perimeter, surface area and volume of simple objects (cuboid, sphere, pyramid, cone, …), and apply these to study more complicated objects 
Assessment Type  Summative  Weighting  50  

Assessment Weeks  Feedback Weeks  
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Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Analyse  Understand the concept of derivatives, and be able to compute the derivatives of some simple functions, either by studying rates of change, or by the use of direct formulae. 
Conceptual  Apply  Manipulate and multiply integral and rational powers, as well as polynomials 
Conceptual  Remember  Be familiar with elementary trigonometric functions (sin, cos and tan), and be able to use them to solve various “reallife” problems 
Conceptual  Understand  Understand the concepts of exponentials, powers and logarithms, the links between them, and some of their elementary properties 
Procedural  Analyse  Apply a rule of three to solve dilution and concentration problems 
Procedural  Analyse  Be familiar with LotkaVolterra models for interspecific competition, and use the concepts of isoclines and phase plane to determine their outcome 
Procedural  Apply  Compute the perimeter, surface area and volume of simple objects (cuboid, sphere, pyramid, cone, …), and apply these to study more complicated objects 
Procedural  Apply  Solve simple linear equations 
Procedural  Apply  Compute the equation of a straight line given two points, or one point and the slope, and be able to compute the coordinates of the intersection of two straight lines 
There are no assessments for this course.
Assessment Type  Summative  Weighting  

Assessment Weeks  Feedback Weeks  
Feedback 
Best of (100% resit exam) and (50% resit exam plus carriedover marks from the online tests) 
Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Understand  Understand the concepts of exponentials, powers and logarithms, the links between them, and some of their elementary properties 
Conceptual  Apply  Manipulate and multiply integral and rational powers, as well as polynomials 
Conceptual  Analyse  Understand the concept of derivatives, and be able to compute the derivatives of some simple functions, either by studying rates of change, or by the use of direct formulae. 
Conceptual  Remember  Be familiar with elementary trigonometric functions (sin, cos and tan), and be able to use them to solve various “reallife” problems 
Procedural  Analyse  Be familiar with LotkaVolterra models for interspecific competition, and use the concepts of isoclines and phase plane to determine their outcome 
Procedural  Apply  Compute the perimeter, surface area and volume of simple objects (cuboid, sphere, pyramid, cone, …), and apply these to study more complicated objects 
Procedural  Apply  Solve simple linear equations 
Procedural  Analyse  Apply a rule of three to solve dilution and concentration problems 
Procedural  Apply  Compute the equation of a straight line given two points, or one point and the slope, and be able to compute the coordinates of the intersection of two straight lines 
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