Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Calculus is the mathematical study of change, and is used in many areas of mathematics, science, and the commercial world. This course covers differentiation, limits, finding maximum and minimum values, and continuity. There may well be some overlap with school mathematics, but the course is brisk and will go a long way quickly.
Study Type  Undergraduate  Level  1 

Session  First Sub Session  Credit Points  15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) 
Campus  None.  Sustained Study  No 
Diagnostic Test 
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Coordinators 

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 17th and early 18th 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.
Syllabus
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 twohour written examination (70%) and incourse assessment (30%).
Informal assessment of weekly homework through discussions in tutorials.
Incourse assignments will normally be marked within one week and feedback provided to students in tutorials. Students will be invited to contact Course Coordinator for feedback on the final examination.
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