Course Code : | 1001WETWIS |

Study domain: | Mathematics |

Academic year: | 2019-2020 |

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 |

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.

- 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

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.

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Open book Open-question

Continuous assessmentAssignments

Continuous assessment

Course notes (originally by David Eelbode).

Handbook "Wiskunde voor de beginnende Bachelor" (Soetens and Verwulgen), but this is by no means obligatory!

Stijn Symens (Middelheim, G.308)

stijn.symens@uantwerpen.be