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MT1001   Introductory Mathematics

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am

This module is designed to give students a secure base in elementary calculus to allow them to tackle the mathematics needed in other sciences. Students wishing to do more mathematics will be given a good foundation from which they can proceed to MT1002. Some of the work covered is a revision and reinforcement of material in the Scottish Highers and many A-Level syllabuses.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students must have higher or A-Level mathematics (as-level mathematics with approval of head of school).

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you have passed any of MT1003, mt2501-mt5999.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 lectures (x 10 weeks), 1 tutorial and 1 laboratory (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 70

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Examination = 90% (2-hour final exam = 70%, 2 class tests = 10% each), Coursework = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 10%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr C V Tran
Module teaching staff: Dr Vasilis Archontis, Dr Paolo Pagano, Dr Stephanie Yardley