# Mathematics

Course Code : | 1002FOWPOW |

Study domain: | Product Development |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 34 |

Credits: | 3 |

Study load (hours): | 84 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Werner Coppieters |

### 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

- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- The students know the basics of vector algebra, matrix algebra, differential and integral calculus.

### 3. Course contents *

Solving problems or issues in an economic or technological context, often involves a little math. Systems of linear equations have to be solved. The matrix algebra taught in this course , can be useful.

To discuss setting up relationships between quantities , for example economics or physics , to recognize and to form new relationships we learn to use differential and integral calculus ( derivatives and integrals ) .

Many quantities in physics are expressed as vectors. To calculate or reason with this quantities, vector algebra is needed.

### 4 International dimension*

The course has an international dimension.

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

Personal workExercises

Personal work

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Open book Open-question

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Coppieters, w.: Mathematics course, course available at Universitas

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :### 8. Contact information *

Werner Coppieters: Werner.Coppieters@uantwerpen.be