MAS004 Further Foundation Mathematics

Note: Information for future academic years is provisional. Timetable information and teaching staff are especially likely to change, but other details may also be altered, some courses may not run at all, and other courses may be added.

Semester 2, 2019/20 10 Credits
Lecturer: Dr Alastair Williamson Home page Timetable
Aims Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment

The syllabus for MAS004 covers important material which appears on the A level maths and further mathematics A Level curriculum. The module is for students who are taking MAS003 and need a deeper background in mathematics for their degree course. The module covers advanced principles of algebra, geometry and calculus. Following the introduction of new material, students have the opportunity of extensive problem solving, both in the problem classes with tutors and in their own time.

There are no prerequisites for this module.
No other modules have this module as a prerequisite.




Aims

This module aims to develop further mathematical skills which will aid the study of Engineering or Science degrees at first-year undergraduate level, and to provide the appropriate foundations for further mathematical studies.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, a candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of the following.
  • Complex numbers
  • Vectors
  • Limits and series
  • Advanced calculus methods

Teaching methods

The theory will be delivered by short video lectures followed by online tests and backed up with problem classes where material is recapped and examples investigated with the support of a tutor.


No lectures, 22 tutorials

Assessment

Online tests (20%). Spring exam (80%).