Course syllabus

Tekniskt basår: Matematik 3c
Pre-University Course in Technical Sciences: Mathematics 3c

TBAA05, 13 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED TB
Date of Decision: 2021-03-23

General Information

Compulsory for: TNB1-TEBA
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The purpose of the course is to complement an upper secondary school education in Mathematics 3c,

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
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Competences and skills
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Judgement and approach
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•    Basic calculating: arithmetics with known numbers, rational numbers, algebraic calculations, formulae, powers, square roots and completing squares.

•    The concept of absolute values.
•    The concepts of polynomial and rational expressions, and generalization of the laws of arithmetic for dealing with these concepts.
•    Properties of the equation of a circle and unit circle in defining trigonometric concepts.
•    Proof and use of cosine, sine and area theorems for an arbitrary triangle.
•    Orientation to continuous and discrete functions, as well as the concept of limits.
•    Properties of polynomial functions of higher orders.
•    The concepts of secant, tangent, rate of change and derivatives of a function.
•    Derivation and use of the rules of derivation for power and exponential functions, and also sums of functions.
•    Introduction of the number "e" and its properties.
•    Algebraic and graphical methods for determining the value of the derivative of a function.
•    Algebraic and graphical methods for solving extreme value problems using sign tables and second derivatives.
•    Relationship between the graph of a function and the first and second derivatives of a function.
•    The concept of antiderivatives and definite integrals and the relationship between integrals and derivatives.
•    Determining simple integrals in applications relevant for subjects typical of programmes.
•    Strategies for mathematical problem solving.
•    Mathematical problems of importance in societal life and applications in other subjects.
•    Mathematical problems related to the history of mathematics.
•    Programming (Python).

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written examination and passed parts.

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.

Code: 0120. Name: Written Exam.
Credits: 12. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0220. Name: Programming.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Compulsory attendance and approved reports.


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Håkan Linder,
Course coordinator: Jenny Olsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The scope for this course is expressed in access education credits (fup).