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MA10103: Foundation mathematics 1

Owning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Credits: 6
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period: Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Assessment Detail:
• Coursework (CW 50%)
• Examination (EX 50%)
Supplementary Assessment: MA10103 Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
Aims - To provide an elementary introduction to the Calculus, including a review of foundations in algebra and geometry.
Objectives - Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in: manipulation of simple algebraic expressions, the solution of simple algebraic equations and systems, trigonometric functions and identities and their use, the derivative of a function and the finding of derivatives, coordinate geometry and curve sketching including simple use of the second derivative, solution of maximization and minimization problems, the binomial theorem and its use.

Content:
Numbers: integers, rationals, reals. Algebra: straight lines, quadratics, functions, binomial theorem, exponential function. Trigonometry: ratios for general angles, sine and cosine rules, compound angles. Calculus: differentiation, tangents, normals, rates of change, maxima and minima.
Programme availability:

MA10103 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
Programmes in Natural Sciences
• UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 1)
• UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 1)
• UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 1)
• UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)
• UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 1)
Department for Health
• UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
• UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
• UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
• UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
• UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
• UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
• UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
• UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.