MAT-14903 Mathematics 2


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter
Lecturer(s)CR Zelissen MSc
G de Kleuver
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. OA van Herwaarden
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
dr. L Hemerik
dr. ADJ van Dijk
D van As
dr. M de Gee
J van den Boom
JP van Leeuwen
prof. dr. J Molenaar
GA ten Broeke
D Joubert
ing. E Nauta
EE Deinum
dr. ir. LG van Willigenburg
drs. GD Esmeijer
dr. GAK van Voorn
JJB van den Heuvel
Examiner(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

MAT-14803 Mathematics 1 or Dutch VWO Wiskunde B or comparable education.

Continuation courses:

MAT-15003 Mathematics 3.


- sequences and series; iteration processes;
- calculus: differentiation and integration;
- simple first order differential equations.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- use and apply definitions and concepts from 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%); a simple electronic calculator (NOT a graphic calculator) is allowed.
- 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 (2009 or more recent), Wiskunde in Werking deel 2: Analyse toegepast. Epsilon-Uitgaven, deel 49, 416p. [ISBN 978-90-5041-110-3] Available at WUR shop.
L. Hemerik en J.D. Stigter, Handleiding Wiskunde 2. Available at WUR shop.

Compulsory for: BBIBiologyBSc2AF
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc3AF
BBNForest and Nature ConservationBSc2MO
BASAnimal SciencesBSc2MO
BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2AF
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc2MO
BFTFood TechnologyBSc5MO
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc3AF
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc1MO
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc2AF
Restricted Optional for: MFNForest and Nature ConservationMSc2AF, 2MO