Module Identifier | PH06020 | ||

Module Title | INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICISTS I | ||

Academic Year | 2000/2001 | ||

Co-ordinator | Coleg Ceredigion Teaching Staf | ||

Semester | Semester 1 | ||

Other staff | Coleg Ceredigion Teaching Staf | ||

Pre-Requisite | GCSE Mathematics or Equivalent | ||

Co-Requisite | None | ||

Mutually Exclusive | Not available to students doing 3 year BSc or 4 year MPhys | ||

Course delivery | Lecture | 44 Hours Lectures | |

Assessment | Exam | End of semester examinations | 80% |

Course work | 2 Open book assignments | 20% |

**Brief description**

This module introduces the student to some of the basic mathematical tools commonly used in the physical sciences. Topics covered include algabraic techniques, logarithms, trigonometry, an introduction to vectors, comples numbers and differentiation. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of mathematical techniques to solve physical problems.

**Learning outcomes**

After taking this module the student should be able to:

- Use algebraic techniques, trigonometry, vectors, complex numbers and differentiation to solve problems.

All sessions are compulsory.

**Additional learning activities**

The teaching of this module incorporates a large element of self-paced problem solving, both for individual and tutorial work. This is essential to consolidate students understanding of the subject matter of this module.

**Outline syllabus**

Numbers

Algebraic techniques

Trigonometry

Vectors

Complex Numbers

Differentiation and its applications

**Reading Lists**

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

Bostock and Chandler.
*Core Mathematics for A level*.

Sadler and Thorning.
*Understanding Pure Mathematics*.
**** Supplementary Text**

K.A Stroud.
*Engineering Mathematics*. 3rd or 4th.