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MA 1005

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Libman

Pre-requisite(s): SCE H or GCE A level in Mathematics. This course may not be included in a minimum curriculum with EG 1503.

Note(s): The course starts from the beginning of the subject, but it is advantageous to be familiar with the material on Calculus contained in the Scottish Highers syllabus.

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 17-th and early 18-th 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.

3 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week; support tutorials to be arranged by the Course Coordinator, as need arises.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination paper (maximum of (100%) resit and (70%) resit with (30%) in-course assessment).