This module provides a bridge between A-level mathematics and university mathematics. Some of the material will be similar to that in A-level Maths and Further Maths but will be treated in more depth, and some of the material will be new. Topics of study include functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration and ordinary differential equations.
One of the pre-requisites for MATH1049, MATH1057, MATH1058, MATH1060 and MATH3090
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Be able to solve a range of first and second order ordinary differential equations
- Be able to understand the definition of limit, and be able to use the algebra of limits, l'Hopital's rule, etc., to determine limits of simple expressions
- Be able to state and apply the Intermediate Value Theorem, Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem
- Be able to accurately handle inequalities for real numbers
- Be able to understand the concept of integration, and be able to apply different methods of integration to find areas under curves
- Be able to understand the definitions of continuity and differentiability, and be able to differentiate continuous functions.
- Domain, range.
- Inverse functions.
- Injection, surjection, bijection.
- Informal and formal concepts of limit.
- Examples of definition of limit in terms of epsilon and delta: linear and scalar cases.
- Algebra of limits.
- Definition of continuity; sums, products and compositions of continuous functions.
- Intermediate Value Theorem.
- Slopes and tangent lines, formal definition in terms of a limit.
- Rules of differentiation: product rule, quotient rule and chain rule.
- Differentiation of trigonometric and hyperbolic trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, the exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Rolles' Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem.
- L’Hôpital’s rule.
- Maxima and minima, curve sketching.
- Taylor series.
- The concept of integration via Riemann sums.
- Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
- Methods of integration: substitution, parts, partial fractions.
- Improper integrals.
- First order differential equations: separable, linear, homogeneous, Bernoulli, Clairaut.
- Second order constant coefficient differential equations: complementary functions and particular integrals.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, problem classes, workshops, private study
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||12|
|Completion of assessment task||20|
|Supervised time in studio/workshop||6|
|Wider reading or practice||10|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
ADAMS R.A.. Calculus - A complete course. Addison-Wesley.
SPIVAK M.. Calculus. CUP.
AYRES F. MENDELSON E.. Calculus, Schaum's outline series. McGraw-Hill.
ROBINSON J.C.. An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations. CUP.
The assessment for this module is as follows:
- 1 piece of formative assessment (class test) that does not carry a weighting, but must be passed at 80% or above in order to pass the module.
- 3 pieces of summative assessment (a written exam, another class test and a piece of coursework).
- The referral assessment for this module consists of 1 written exam with 100% weighting.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Class Test
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External