Course syllabus

Endimensionell analys B1 Calculus in One Variable B1

FMAB65, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2020-04-01

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B1, BI1, C1, D1, E1, F1, I1, K1, L1, N1, Pi1, V1, W1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

Aim

The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction to calculus one variable. Particular emphasis is put on the role that the subject plays in applications in different areas of technology, in order to give the future engineer a good foundation for further studies in mathematics as well as in other subjects. The aim as also to develop the student's ability to solve problems, to assimilate mathematical text and to communicate mathematics.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• within the framework of the course with confidence be able to handle elementary functions of one variable, including limits and derivatives of them .
• be able to discuss the logical structure of mathematics, in the way it appears e.g. in plane geometry.
• be able to give a general account of how derivatives may be used to study mathematical models in the applications.
• be able to account for the contents of definitions, theorems and proofs.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to demonstrate a good algebraic computational ability
• in the context of problem solving be able to integrate knowledge from different parts of the course.
• be able to show capability to explain mathematical reasoning in a structured and logically clear way.

Contents

The number concept. Calculation with fractions. Inequalities. Square roots. Curves and equations of second degree. Plane geometry. Analytic geometry. The circle, ellipse, hyperbola. Arithmetic and geometric sums. The binomial theorem. Modulus of a number. Trigonometry. Powers and logarithms. The concept of a function. The properties of the elementary functions: graphs, formulas. Sequences of numbers. Limits with applications: asymptotes, the number e, series. Continuous functions. Derivatives: definition and properties, applications. Derivatives of the elementary functions. Properties of differentiable functions: the mean value theorem with applications. Curve sketching. Local extrema. Optimization. Some simple mathematical models. Problem solving within the above areas.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written test comprising theory and problem solving. Two omputational ability tests. Oral and written assignment. ONLY STUDENTS WHO PASSED THE TESTS OF COMPUTATIONAL ABILITY AND THE ORAL ASSIGNMENT MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE WRITTEN TEST. Four of the exercise sessions are group seminars. By approved participation, including preparations, in at least three of these, the student may get a bonus at the the exam. The bonus remains valid during the academic year. The group seminars are only open för first year students.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts
Code: 0120. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written test comprising theory and problem solving. Computational ability tests must be passed before the examination. One assignment (oral and in writing) must be passed before the examination.
Code: 0220. Name: Computational Ability Test 1.
Code: 0320. Name: Assignment.
Code: 0420. Name: Computational Ability Test 2.

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA410, FMA415, FMA645, FMAA01, FMAA05