MA4010  Calculus and Linear Algebra (2020/21)
Module specification  Module approved to run in 2020/21  
Module title  Calculus and Linear Algebra  
Module level  Certificate (04)  
Credit rating for module  30  
School  School of Computing and Digital Media  
Total study hours  300  


Assessment components 


Running in 2020/21 

Module summary
The module covers basic mathematical techniques of differential and integral calculus and of linear algebra that will be of later use throughout Mathematics and related degree courses. The module builds on and extends concepts learned in ALevel Mathematics. The contents covered and the skills developed are fundamental to the development of mathematical competence. Calculus and linear algebra form an important foundation for further studies in Mathematics, Finance, Statistics and Engineering.
Syllabus
Functions and graphs. Differentiation techniques. Applications of differentiation. LO1
Integration techniques. Applications of integration LO2
Complex Numbers, Matrices, vectors. LO3
Determinants, inverses. Application: simultaneous equations. Eigenvectors. LO4
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Students’ learning is directed via facetoface learning activities centred on lectures and seminars. There is full provision of documents related to the module in electronic format that can be accessed by students at all times. The documents include lecture notes, slides, guidance to further reading and relevant mathematical packages, and exercises and tests.
Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
LO1. Demonstrate skill in use and application of the techniques of differentiation.
LO2. Establish skill in use and application of the techniques of integration.
LO3. Prove skill in arithmetic manipulation of complex numbers, vectors and matrices
LO4. Solve systems of linear equations using matrix methods.
Assessment strategy
Summative assessment will consist of one test, one coursework and a final examination. Test will assess LO1, coursework will assess LO3 and the final assessment will be an examination where students will be tested across the whole syllabus (LO1 to LO4).
Bibliography
Core Textbooks:
Stewart, J. (2005); Calculus. Brook/Cole
Lipschutz, S. and Lipson, M. (2009), Schaum's Outline of Linear Algebra. McGrawHill
Recommended Reading:
Stroud, K.A. (2010); Engineering Mathematics. Macmillan
Fraleigh, J. et al. (2005); Linear Algebra. AddisonWesley