|Assessment length / details
|Coursework Mark based on attendance at tutorials and submitted assignments
|2 Hours Exam (Written Examination)
|2 Hours Written Examination
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Solve polynomials of small degree; obtain and use relations between the roots and coefficients of polynomials.
Simplify algebraic expressions and inequalities.
Compute with trigonometric functions and use trigonometric identities.
Apply basic set operations; explain the difference between integers, rational and irrational numbers.
Manipulate vectors and evaluate their products. Translate between Cartesian and polar coordinates.
Represent complex numbers in different forms and apply algebraic operations to them.
Define a function and its domain and range; sketch graphs of simple functions.
Determine properties of sequences and series
Manipulate expressions involving the exponential and logarithmic functions.
Prove simple theorems about numbers.
semesters, at which students are required to work, individually or in groups, on
set problems. Difficulties arising in other Year 0 mathematics modules will be
discussed and resolved.
associated with basic mathematics; to develop analytical skills; to develop an
appreciation of the need for logical order and precision; to increase confidence
in understanding and solving mathematical problems.
2. SURDS, LOGARITHMS, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION. Simplification of surds, laws of exponentials and logarithms.
3. POLYNOMIALS. Factors and roots. Completing the square, Vieta's Theorem, Factor and Remainder Theorems.
4. TRIGONOMETRY. Trigonometric functions and identities. Graphs of trigonometric functions. Trigonometric equations.
5. FUNCTIONS AND SEQUENCES. Domain, codomain, image, composition and inverse of functions. Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
6. COORDINATE AND VECTOR GEOMETRY. 2D and 3D vector arithmetic. Cartesian and polar coordinate systems.
7. COMPLEX NUMBERS. Complex number representations. Real and imaginary parts, modulus and argument, De Moivre's Theorem, complex roots.
8. PROOFS. Introduction to proofs in number theory.
|Application of Number
|Required throughout the course.
|Written answers to exercises must be clear and well structured.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Students are expected to develop their own approach to time-management regarding the completion of assignments on time and preparation between classes.
|Use of Blackboard
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Completion of task (assignments) to set deadlines will aid personal development.
|The assignments will give the students opportunities to show creativity in finding solutions and develop their problem solving skills.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Broadens exposure of students to topics in mathematics.
This module is at CQFW Level 3