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MT2506   Vector Calculus

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

This module introduces students to some of the fundamental techniques that are used throughout the mathematical modelling of problems arising in the physical world such as grad, div and curl as well as cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. Fundamental theorems such as Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem and Gauss's Divergence Theorem will also be studied. It provides the foundation for many of the modules available in applied mathematics later in the Honours programme. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2503

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures (x 10 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework (including class test 15%) = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 85%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 15%

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


Module teaching staff: Prof D Dritschel