Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Foundations of Mathematics 2
Academic Year
Semester 2
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Problem sheets  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Written Examination  80%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Written Examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Perform basic matrix algebra, compute the determinant and inverse of a matrix.

Solve simultaneous linear equations

Integrate simple polynomial, rational and exponential functions; apply the result to the area under a curve,

Solve first-order ordinary differential equations

Brief description

This module continues the thread of MA02610 to introduce basic matrix techniques, integration and differential equations.


To introduce further fundamental techniques required in later courses.


1. MATRIX ALGEBRA. Basic operations; transpose and determinant; matrix inverse; solving linear equations; transformation of vectors.
2. INTEGRATION. Integration of simple power and exponential functions. Substitution method; definite integrals; integration by parts; applications.
3. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Concepts; first order solution methods, direct integration, separation of variables.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Required throughout the course.
Communication 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 lectures.
Information Technology Use of Blackboard.
Personal Development and Career planning Completion of task (assignments) to set deadlines will aid personal development.
Problem solving The assignments will give the students opportunities to show creativity in finding solutions and develop their problem solving skills.
Research skills N/A
Subject Specific Skills Broadens exposure of students to topics in mathematics
Team work Students will be encouraged to work together on questions during problem classes.


This module is at CQFW Level 3