Module Identifier | MA13510 | ||

Module Title | INTRODUCTORY CALCULUS | ||

Academic Year | 2000/2001 | ||

Co-ordinator | Dr T P McDonough | ||

Semester | Semester 2 | ||

Pre-Requisite | MA12510 | ||

Mutually Exclusive | May not be taken at the same time as, or after, any of MA10010 to MA11410, MA12010, MA12110, MA12210, MA12610, MA13010, MA13110, MA13610. | ||

Course delivery | Lecture | 22 x 1 hour lectures | |

Seminars / Tutorials | 11 x 1hour example classes | ||

Assessment | Exam | 2-hour written examination | 100% |

Resit assessment | 2-hour written examination | 100% |

**General description**

The purpose of this module is to introduce the basic concepts of calculus to students without A-level qualifications in Mathematics at a level suitable for application in other areas. The syllabus includes the methods of the calculus applied to simple functions leading to tangents and gradients; trigonometric functions; the logarithmic and exponential functions. Elementary integration (of polynomials) is also introduced.

**Aims**

To make the most fundamental notions of calculus used in other fields comprehensible to students.

**Learning outcomes**

On completion of this module, a student should be able to:

- integrate polynomials and find areas;
- integrate selected rational functions;
- use integration by parts and by substitution in appropriate cases;
- calculate the partial sums of a sequence and find the sums of arithmetic and geometric progressions;
- add and multiply matrices, compute the inverse of a 2 ? 2 matrix and use it to solve linear simultaneous equations in two unknowns.

**Syllabus**

1. INTEGRATION: The problem of areas, the fundamental theorem of calculus. Integration of simple functions, integration by parts and by substitution. Application to finding areas and volumes of solids of revolution.

2. SEQUENCES AND SERIES: Recurrence relations, partial sums, arithmetic and geometric progressions, the binomial theorem.

3. INTRODUCTION TO MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS: Solution of linear equations

4. COORDINATE GEOMETRY IN THE PLANE: The straight line, conics. Plane polar coordinates.

**Reading Lists**

**Books**
**** Recommended Text**

D J Booth.
*Foundation Mathematics*. Addison-Wesley