Course code MATH100

MATH100 Introductory Mathematics

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Course responsible: Susanne Solem
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: Study year 2005-2006
Course contents:

The course covers a selection of mathematical methods, (continuous) functions in one or two variables and vectors in two or three dimensions that describe important phenomena in science and economy.

Computation of slope and extremal points using differentiation. Optimization of functions of one or two variables.

Computation of areas and infinite summation (series) are connected to the concept of integration.

Examples of solving simple, ordinary differential equations.

Learning outcome:


When the course is completed, the student will have learned basic concepts, methods and techniques related to the course contents.


The student will gain computational skills, that, along with the theory, enables them to use standard methods to study a selection of functions of one or two variables, series, vectors and differential equations.

General competence

The student will be able to connect the theory to relevant practical problems and apply it.

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 practice 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.

"Stumble group" as a supplement to lectures and exercise classes for students needing extra support.

Teaching support:

Supervision is given in connection with the lectures and exercises. Useful information will be announced in Canvas.

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 or similar.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mandatory activities and compulsory assignments will be announced in Canvas.

3.5 hour written examination

Permitted aids B2: calculator handed out, other aids as specified

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.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades