Course syllabus

Matematisk kommunikation
Mathematical Communication

FMAB55, 5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2021-04-23

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: Pi1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to increase the student's awareness of, and understanding of, mathematical reasoning. The course gives an introduction to the construction of mathematical theory, demonstrating the need for rigour through simple examples. Furthermore, the student should practise his or her ability to seek information, and to put forward and present mathematical reasoning, also in popular form. The student should also get some notions of current and modern mathematical research.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The construction of mathematical theories. A presentation of the mathematical sciences. A glimpse into modern mathematics.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Assignments. Written and oral reports of project work, individually and in groups. Compulsory attendance at the presentation of the assignments and the project report.

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.


Assumed prior knowledge: Knowledge from courses in calculus and linear algebra which are taught in parallel.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA085, FMAA30

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Studierektor Anders Holst,
Teacher: Niels Christian Overgaard,
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