# 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 |

### 1. Prerequisites *

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- being able to read and use the formal mathematical language (i.e. correct interpretation of formulas)
- being able to apply mathematical formulas in order to solve simple problems
- being able to prove or disprove a statement by means of a sound argumentation (combining results covered during the lectures)

### 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.

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Personal work

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Handbook "wiskunde voor de beginnende bachelor"

(by Stijn Verwulgen and Edward Soetens)

and (more importantly) a collection of exercises indicating both what has to be known and the level of difficulty.

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :-

### 8. Contact information *

David Eelbode (CM, G.312)

david.eelbode@ua.ac.be