# Applied mathematics I

Course Code : | 1003WETWIS |

Study domain: | Mathematics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 60 |

Credits: | 6 |

Study load (hours): | 168 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Werner Peeters |

### 1. Prerequisites *

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

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

general notion of the basic concepts of

Use of a general word processor and a spreadsheet; basic knowledge of installing software on a PC or an equivalent operating system. General internet abilities.

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- You can correctly read and write mathematical formulae.
- You know the terminology used in calculus in one variable, using R (and C where necessary).
- You can write down the proofs of the most important theorems.
- You can solve exercises about calculus in one variable.
- You can verify your results numerically.
- You can present your results in an orderly fashion in LaTeX, in linguistically sound Dutch.

### 3. Course contents *

The course Applied Mathematics I will most prominently be aimed at levelling out the differences of basic knowledge on subjects that have already been taught in secondary school, with as a side note that in this course, the students will be pushed to acquire more depth and insight, and they are expected to make links between mathematics and other scientific courses, such as chemistry, physics and biology. A great deal of attention is aimed at the filling in of holes in the knowledge from secondary school, in such a way that everybody is able to acquire a same basic utility set when starting the study of applications and the extension to e.g. multiple variables.

The aim is to make the students familiar with techniques from calculus in one variable, which may be of use in a broader (applied) scientific context. As an introduction, the study of the number sets R and C will be given. In calculus, the focus will lie on the study of limits, derivatives and integrals.

In comparison to an average course of mathematics, more attention is being drawn to the recognition of problems and the application of a correct mathematical instrumentarium to solve these, or at least to formulate the problem in a mathematical sound way, so that a further solution (e.g. by computer) is made possible. In other words, the students must familiarize themselves with the formal mathematical language. Besides, the students also have to be able to produce numerical results and interpret these critically. To this end, e.g. numerical methods like the Newton-Raphson theorem will be used. The correct mathematical formulation of concepts will be considered important.

Participation in the lessons implies that the students are expected to participate actively. Among other things, this means that the students will in turn put solutions to exercises on the blackboard. With this, also the end competence is being incorporated that the students must learn to present their results in an organized way before their fellow-students. The students are also expected to present their results in a scientific word processing environment.

I. Complex numbers: basic operations, exponentiation, roots, polar forms, complex polynomial equations

II. Limits amnd continuity: functions, continuity, cyclometric functions, different kinds of limits in R and calculation rules, exponental and logarithmic functions, hyperbolic-goniometric functions, the O-symbol of Landau

III. Derivatives: calculation rules, higher derivatives, extremal analysis, middle value theorems, convexity, asymptotes, graph sketching, method of Newton-Raphson

IV. Primitives: calculation rules, partial integration, substitution, partial fractions, Fuss' rule, primitives of class II and III, recursion

V. Definite integrals: upper, lower and Riemann sums, indefinite integration, numerical integration methods, calculation of areas, surfaces of revolution, arc lengths and complanations

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Personal work

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

Continuous assessment

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

The students will be provided with a Dutch course, where the stress will be put on the demonstration of examples with the theory, which can also be used as a reference work for further self study. A major portion is taken up by (unsolved) exercises, some of which are treated in the course, others are the subject of self study.

• W. Peeters. Toegepaste Wiskunde II

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :As prior knowledge the following book is being used:

• S. Verwulgen en E. Soetens. Wiskunde voor de beginnende bachelor. Academia Press

Especially the books with a star are recommended.

• D.D. Benice. Calculus and its applications. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993

• D.D. Berkey. Applied calculus, 2nd edition. SaundersCollege Publishing, 1991

*• C.E. Edwards and D.H. Penney. Calculus, International edition, 6th edition. Prentice Hall, 2002

*• R. Ellis and D. Gulick. Calculus, One and Several Variables. SaundersCollege Publishing, 1991

• J.C. Hegarty. Applied calculus. John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1990

*• M. Nachtegael en J. Buysse. Wiskundig Vademecum -- Een synthese van de leerstof wiskunde. 6e druk. Uitgeverij Pelckmans, 1999

• J. Stewart. Calculus, 3rd edition. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

### 8. Contact information *

dr Werner Peeters

Dept. Wiskunde en Informatica

Campus Middelheim gebouw G lokaal G3.14

Tel. 03/265.32.93

E-mail: werner.peeters@uantwerpen.be