MAT-15003 Mathematics 3


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter
Lecturer(s)EE Deinum
RP Middelveld
drs. CJA Bloemsma
MJC Rienstra-Negenman
dr. OA van Herwaarden
ir. TJ van de Pol
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. L Hemerik
dr. M de Gee
dr. RE Schouten
AB van der Roest
dr. ADJ van Dijk
dr. GAK van Voorn
drs. GD Esmeijer
Examiner(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

MAT-14903 Mathematics 2.

Continuation courses:

MAT-23306 Multivariate Mathematics Applied and MAT-24803 Mathematics for Time-dependent Systems.


- systems of linear equations;
- vectors and vector geometry;
- matrices and determinants;
- eigenvalues and eigenvectors;
- functions of two variables.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- use and apply definitions and concepts from linear algebra and calculus in a mathematical or an applied context;
- use and apply mathematical knowledge and methods to solve basic mathematical problems in the life-, environmental and technological sciences using a systematic approach;
- correctly report mathematical reasoning and argumentation;
- critically reflect upon the results by verifying them;
- interpret the results in terms of the problem that was modelled mathematically;
- use mathematical software in elaborating mathematical models.


- before each lesson: extensive preparation by studying the subject matter of the lesson, doing the assigned exercises and formulating questions for the teacher;
- during each lesson: active participation by asking questions and by doing the assigned exercises (possibly in cooperation with other students);
- after each lesson: recapitulation of and reflection on the subject matter of the lesson;
- computer practical (compulsory).


- written test with open questions and/or multiple choice questions, which needs to be passed (contribution to final mark: 100%);
- the practical (attendance compulsory) has to be completed with the grading 'sufficient'.
A sufficient practical result remains valid for a period of six study years.


M. de Gee (2013 of recenter). Wiskunde in Werking deel 1: vectoren en matrices toegepast. Utrecht, Epsilon Uitgaven, wetenschappelijke reeks nr. 48. 140p. ISBN 978-90-5041-140-0.
M. de Gee. (2009 of recenter). Wiskunde in Werking deel 2: analyse toegepast Epsilon Uitgaven, nr. 49. 416p. ISBN 978-90-5041-110-3.
L. Hemerik en J.D. Stigter, Handleiding Wiskunde 3. (available: WUR-shop).

Compulsory for: BBIBiologyBSc6AF
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc5MO
BASAnimal SciencesBSc6AF
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc2MO
BFTFood TechnologyBSc5MO
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc5MO
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc3MO
BLSBachelor Orientation year Life SciencesBSc2MO
Restricted Optional for: BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc4MO
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc4MO
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc2MO