Module Identifier PH06520  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Coleg Ceredigion Teaching Staf  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Coleg Ceredigion Teaching Staf  
Pre-Requisite GCSE Maths or equivalent  
Co-Requisite PH06020  
Mutually Exclusive Not available to 3 year BSc or 4 year MPhys  
Assessment Exam   End of semester exam   80%  
  Course work   2 Open book assignments   20%  

Module description
This second module on theoretical methods introduces the student to some more of the basic mathematical tools commonly used in the physical sciences, and develops some of the topics used in the first module. Topics covered include differentiation techniques and applications, integration and some of its applications to physics and rate of change problems, sequences, series and matrices. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of matematical techniques to solve physical problems.

Learning outcomes
After taking this module students should be able to:

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

All sessions are compulsory.

Outline syllabus
Differentiation techniques

Applications of differentiation

Integration techniques

Applications of Integration

Sequences and series

Introduction to matrices and determinants

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Bostock and Chandler. Core Mathematics for A level.
Sadler and Thorning. Understanding Pure Mathematics.
** Supplementary Text
K.A. Stroud. Engineering Mathematics:Programmes and Problems. 3rd or 4th.