MAS110 Mathematics Core I
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Semester 1, 2017/18 | 20 Credits | ||||
Lecturer: | Dr Jayanta Manoharmayum | uses MOLE | Timetable | Reading List | |
Assessment | Full Syllabus |
The star players in this module are the trigonometric and exponential functions, and their inverses. These are the first functions we meet that go beyond polynomial and rational functions, which are generated by simple arithmetical operations. We first meet trigonometric functions in right-angled triangles, and exponential functions in considering how few powers of 10 separate atoms from galaxies. In this module we shall see how these two types of functions, coming from such different sources, are intimately linked (but only when we allow complex numbers, involving the square root of minus one). We shall be especially concerned with their special role in calculus, exemplified by their appearance together in the solutions of differential equations in the last part of the module. In preparation, we shall seek a thorough understanding of differentiation and integration, and we begin with some foundational material on sets, functions and counting, on which much of mathematics can be built.
There are no prerequisites for this module.
The following modules have this module as a prerequisite:
MAS111 | Mathematics Core II |
MAS112 | Vectors and Mechanics |
MAS220 | Algebra |
MAS222 | Differential Equations |
Outline syllabus
- Sets, functions and counting
- Summation and Induction
- Trigonometry
- Complex numbers
- Limits
- Differentiation
- Sequences and series
- Integration
- Logarithms, exponentials and series
- Differential equations
Office hours
43 lectures, 6 tutorials, 5 practicals
Assessment
One formal 2 hour exam. All questions compulsory; format varies. (90
Five quizzes in the Problems Classes/Practicals. (10Full syllabus
- Sets, functions and counting (7 lectures) Sets, subsets, finite and infinite sets. Natural numbers, integers, rational and real numbers. Set operations: unions, intersections, difference, cartesian products of sets. Functions between arbitrary sets. Surjections, injections, bijections and inverse functions. Real-valued functions of real numbers, their domains and images, R^{2} and R^{3} in geometry. The fundamental role of sets in mathematics, Russell's paradox. Counting elements of finite sets. Counting permutations and combinations. Binomial Theorem. The Multinomial Theorem.
- Summation and Induction (2 lectures) Proof by induction. Summation of geometric and arithmetic series, and of the first n squares.
- Trigonometry (3 lectures) Radians, circles and periodicity, geometrical definitions of trigonometric functions and their relation with triangles. Addition and double angle formulas. Inverse trigonometric functions. Addition formula for inverse tan and Pi.
- Complex numbers (4 lectures) Square roots of negative numbers, complex numbers. Argand diagram, modulus, argument and triangle inequality. Geometrical realisations of addition and multiplication, de Moivre's Theorem, n^{th} roots of unity.
- Limits and continuity (4 lectures) Idea of a limit and continuity. Left and right limits, limit at infinity. Sandwich rule, standard limit formulas.
- Differentiation (4 lectures) Tangent lines, the derivative as a limit, justifications of the sum, product, quotient and chain rules. Implicit differentiation. Differentiation of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. The derivative as a rate of change. L'Hospital's rule.
- Sequences and series (5 lectures) Idea of convergence of sequences. Sandwich rule, bounded monotone sequences, standard limit formulas. Infinite series of positive terms. Review of basic examples including geometric and harmonic series. Absolute convergence.
- Integration (5 lectures) Areas under graphs, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Reversing the Chain Rule and the Product Rule to get integration by substitution and integration by parts. Trigonometric substitutions.
- Logarithms, exponentials and series (5 lectures) The natural logarithm as an integral, and the exponential function as its inverse. Differentiation of arbitrary powers. Maclaurin series, arithmetical definitions of sin, cos and exp via infinite series. The complex exponential, Euler's formula, exponential form, new insight into addition formulas.
- Differential equations (4 lectures) Separation of variables, integrating factors, homogeneous equations. Second order homogeneous equations with constant coefficients, auxiliary polynomial. General solutions and initial conditions. Non-homogeneous equations, particular integrals.
Reading list
Type | Author(s) | Title | Library | Blackwells | Amazon |
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C | Jordan and Smith | Mathematical Techniques | |||
C | Kreyszig | Advanced Engineering Mathematics | |||
C | Ross and Wright | Discrete Mathematics, 5th edition. | |||
C | Smith and Minton | Calculus | |||
C | Stewart | Calculus | |||
C | Stewart, Redlin and Watson | Precalculus | |||
C | Thomas (and Finney) | Calculus |
(A = essential, B = recommended, C = background.)
Most books on reading lists should also be available from the Blackwells shop at Jessop West.
Timetable
Mon | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 10) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | 38 Mappin Street, Tutorial Room 9 | ||
Mon | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 11) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Lecture Theatre 9 | ||
Mon | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 16) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | 38 Mappin Street, Tutorial Room 6 | ||
Mon | 10:00 - 10:50 | lab session | (group 61) | (weeks 2,4,6,9,11) | Hicks Lecture Theatre 9 | ||
Mon | 10:00 - 10:50 | lab session | (group 62) | (weeks 2,4,6,9,11) | Hicks Lecture Theatre D | ||
Mon | 11:00 - 11:50 | tutorial | (group 21) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks I7 | ||
Mon | 11:00 - 11:50 | tutorial | (group 22) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks J26 | ||
Mon | 11:00 - 11:50 | tutorial | (group 28) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | 38 Mappin Street, Tutorial Room 11 | ||
Mon | 11:00 - 11:50 | tutorial | (group 29) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks I12 | ||
Mon | 12:00 - 12:50 | tutorial | (group 30) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks I23 | ||
Mon | 12:00 - 12:50 | tutorial | (group 31) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks J15 | ||
Mon | 12:00 - 12:50 | tutorial | (group 32) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks J6c | ||
Mon | 12:00 - 12:50 | tutorial | (group 36) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Seminar Room F24 | ||
Mon | 12:00 - 12:50 | tutorial | (group 37) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Lecture Theatre 9 | ||
Mon | 12:00 - 12:50 | tutorial | (group 80) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | |||
Mon | 12:00 - 12:50 | tutorial | (group 86) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | 38 Mappin Street, Tutorial Room 10 | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | tutorial | (group 40) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Lecture Theatre 3 | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | tutorial | (group 41) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Seminar Room F38 | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | tutorial | (group 42) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks G19 | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | tutorial | (group 43) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks I16 | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | tutorial | (group 44) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Lecture Theatre E | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | tutorial | (group 45) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Lecture Theatre B | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | lab session | (group 63) | (weeks 2,4,6,9,11) | Hicks Lecture Theatre D | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | lab session | (group 64) | (weeks 2,4,6,9,11) | Hicks Lecture Theatre B | ||
Mon | 16:00 - 16:50 | tutorial | (group 92) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | 38 Mappin Street, Tutorial Room 8 | ||
Tue | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 50) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | 38 Mappin Street, Tutorial Room 8 | ||
Tue | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 52) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Seminar Room F20 | ||
Tue | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 54) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Seminar Room F30 | ||
Tue | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 55) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks I14 | ||
Tue | 10:00 - 10:50 | lab session | (group 65) | (weeks 2,4,6,9,11) | Hicks Seminar Room F20 | ||
Tue | 10:00 - 10:50 | lab session | (group 66) | (weeks 2,4,6,9,11) | Hicks Seminar Room F24 | ||
Tue | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 97) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks Seminar Room F24 | ||
Wed | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 101) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | Hicks E39 | ||
Wed | 10:00 - 10:50 | lab session | (group 68) | (weeks 2,4,6,9,11) | Hicks Seminar Room F24 | ||
Wed | 10:00 - 10:50 | tutorial | (group 99) | (weeks 1,3,5,8,10,12) | 38 Mappin Street, Tutorial Room 6 |