MAT-15003 Mathematics 3


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. LG van Willigenburg
JP van Leeuwen
G de Kleuver
EE Deinum
dr. OA van Herwaarden
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. L Hemerik
dr. M de Gee
prof. dr. J Molenaar
dr. ADJ van Dijk
dr. GAK van Voorn
drs. GD Esmeijer
CR Zelissen MSc
JJB van den Heuvel
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%); 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 (2013 or more recent), Wiskunde in Werking deel 1: Vectoren en matrices toegepast. Epsilon-Uitgaven, deel 48, 440p. [ISBN 978-90-5041-140-0] Available at WUR shop.
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 3. Available at WUR shop.

Compulsory for: BBIBiologyBSc6AF
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc5AF
BASAnimal SciencesBSc6AF
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc2MO
BFTFood TechnologyBSc5MO
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc4AF
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc3MO
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc4AF