Course code MATH100

MATH100 Introductory Mathematics

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Course responsible: Susanne Solem, Geir Bogfjellmo
Teachers: Susanne Solem, Geir Bogfjellmo
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2005H
Course contents:
The students are to learn about a selection of functions important for science and economy. The calcultions of roots, slopes, min- and max points are described by the concept of differentiation including constrained optimisation (Lagrange). Calcultions of areas and infinite sums are described by the concept of integration. Examples of solving simple differential equations will be presented in association with the differentialtion- and integration theory. 
Learning outcome:
When the course is completed, the students will have an overview of some basic mathematical ideas, methods and techniques. The students will have learned how to use the methods on various relevant and prectical problems. Emphasis is put on both practical calculation skills and conceptual understanding.
Learning activities:

The most important aspects on each course topic is given in the lectures.

To follow up on the lectures, the students are given problems/projects on the same topics. The aims of the problem solving are as follows: To practise calculation techniques and methods, increase the mathematical understanding of the topics and show how the topics relate to practical applications. The students are given assistance on exercise groups with instructors when working on the problems.

Teaching support:

Supervision is given in connection with the lectures and exercises. Useful information will be announced in Canvas. If practically possible the lectures will be available on video. 

The faculty's (RealTek) oracle service for professional math-assistance will be available to the students during the teaching period.

Will be published in Canvas.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification,  MATH007 or similar.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mandatory activities and compulsory assignments will be announced in Canvas.

3.5 hour written examination

Course text-book, lecture notes and exercise notes are allowed on the exam. Distributed calculator. 

Nominal workload:
Lectures: 56 hours. Exercises: 56 hours. Self-study: 138 hours.
Entrance requirements:
MATRS - General admission requirements or prior experiential learning, and R1 or (S1+S2) or similar mathematical skills
Reduction of credits:
Complete overlap with ECN102
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week. Exercises: 4 hours per week.
Compulsory assignments must be approved during the ongoing teching period.
An external examiner will be used to evaluate the examination papers. The external examiner will also grade 50 randomly selected examination papers.
Allowed examination aids: C2 Alle typer kalkulatorer, alle andre skriftlige hjelpemidler.
Examination details: Written exam: Passed / Failed