# Mathematics

Course Code : | 1001WETWIS |

Study domain: | Mathematics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 2nd semester |

Contact hours: | 75 |

Credits: | 6 |

Study load (hours): | 168 |

Contract restrictions: | Exam contract not possible |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 2nd semester |

Lecturer(s) | Stijn Symens |

### 1. Prerequisites *

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

Technically speaking no preceding knowledge is required, although students who got less than 4 years of mathematics in secondary school are recommended to follow the catch-the catch-up course in mathematics.

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- being able to formulate a practical problem (from biology and/or physics) in terms of rigorous mathematical terms
- being able to use mathematical techniques from the course notes in order to solve mathematical problems (calculus, differential equations, matrix-techniques)
- being able to read and digest a given mathematical argument and answer questions about this argument

### 3. Course contents *

This course consists of 3 main parts:

1 Calculus of functions of one variable (different types of functions, continuity, limits, derivatives, integrales)

2 Vector spaces, matrices, eigenvalues, diagonalisation of matrices.

3 introduction in differential equations and their applications in Biology.

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Open book Open-question

Continuous assessmentAssignments

Continuous assessment

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Course notes (originally by David Eelbode).

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :Handbook "Wiskunde voor de beginnende Bachelor" (Soetens and Verwulgen), but this is by no means obligatory!

### 8. Contact information *

Stijn Symens (Middelheim, G.308)

stijn.symens@uantwerpen.be