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SOES1010 Quantitative Earth and Ocean Sciences

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Solve basic mathematical problems using the following mathematical techniques: 1. Numbers, units and physical quantities 2. Basic arithmetic and algebra 3. Exponential and logarithmic functions 4. More advanced algebra 5. Basic trigonometry 6. Basic vector algebra 7. Basic differentiation 8. Basic integration 9. Probability and statistics
  • Recognise that the above mathematical techniques can be used to solve common Earth and ocean science problems.
  • Apply the above mathematical techniques to solve Earth and ocean science problems to the level that you will encounter in your 1st and 2st year modules.
  • Solve basic mathematical problems using the mathematical techniques identified above.
  • Apply the mathematical techniques identified above to common problems in Earth and ocean science.
  • Describe Earth and ocean science problems in a quantitative manner.

Syllabus

This module will teach you the basic mathematical skills necessary to quantitatively describe common earth and ocean science problems. At the end of the module you will be able to apply these mathematical techniques to earth and ocean science problems that you will encounter in your first and second year modules.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Short introductory lectures: will provide you with the skills necessary to solve basic mathematical problems and show you how to apply these skills to common earth and ocean science problems. Short practical exercises: will immediately follow the lectures and are aimed at cementing your knowledge of the basic mathematical skills and helping you apply this knowledge to common earth and ocean science problems. A wide range of support can be provided for those students who have further or specific learning and teaching needs.

TypeHours
Independent Study104
Tutorial22
Lecture24
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Problem Sheets 100%
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