Course code MATH100

MATH100 Introductory Mathematics

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Course responsible: Lars Gustav Snipen, Ellen Sandberg, Trygve Erik Almøy
Teachers: Torgeir Rhodén Hvidsten
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Course contents:
The students are to learn about a selection of functions important for science and economy. Related to these functions we introduce mathematical entities and techniques like limitts and continuity, differentiation and integration and optimisation in one or two variables vectors. There will also an introduction to vector algebra, geometric series and some simple differential equations.
Learning outcome:
After the course is completed, the students will have an overview of some basic mathematical ideas, methods and techniques. The students should also be able to use the methods on various applied problems. Emphasis is put on practical calculation skills.
Learning activities:

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

After this, the students are given problems/projects on the same topics. The aims of the problem solving are as follows: To practise calculation technique and methods, increase the mathematical understanding of the topics and show how the topics can be used. The students are assisted by instructors when working on the problems.

Teaching support:
Supervision is given in connection with the lectures and exercises. Useful information is also provided on Fronter. The lectures will also be available on video. The teacher is available for help by appointment.
Will be available on Fronter.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory assignments. Must be approved before the exam. Students retaking the course must also retake the assignments.
45 minutes multiple choice test (mid semester) weight 20 %, 3.5 hour written examination, also containing multiple choice tests (weight 80 %).  Text-book, copies of teaching materials and notes are allowed on the exam. Calcator which can not communicate is also allowed.  
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 56 hours. Exercises: 56 hours. Self-study: 188 hours.
Entrance requirements:
MATRS - General admission requirements or prior experiential learning, and R1 or (S1+S2) or similar mathematical skills
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week. Exercises: 4 hours per week.
Students who have followed MATH100 earlier must retake the mandatory assignments.
An external examiner will be used to evaluate the examination papers. The external examiner will also grade 25 selected examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått