Catch-up course in mathematics

Course Code :1001WETBWI
Study domain:Mathematics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:To be enrolled for the study programme bachelor Biology
Contact hours:23
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Possibility of resit:No
Lecturer(s)David Eelbode

3. Course contents *

The course consists of five chapters: 

1 Set theory (elementary notions)
2 Numbers (the 5 number fields, and the reason why we need them)
3 Plane geometry (stress on the algebraic treatment, as opposed the the Euclidean axiomatics)
4 trigonometry (learn to work with formulae)
5 real functions (elementary functions and working with polynomials). 

 

In other words: in a series of 5 chapters, we will introduce the formal language necessary to tackle the second semester course in mathematics. In particular, we review notations and results from high school mathematics, which is then supposed to be "known" in the second semester.