MAT-14803 Mathematics 1


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)JJB van den Heuvel
dr. GAK van Voorn
Lecturer(s)JJB van den Heuvel
dr. ir. RFM van Oers
dr. GAK van Voorn
CR Zelissen MSc
Examiner(s)dr. GAK van Voorn
JJB van den Heuvel

Language of instruction:

NL and/or EN

Assumed knowledge on:

Dutch VWO Wiskunde A (Mathematics A) or comparable foreign education.

Continuation courses:

MAT-14903 Mathematics 2.


Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with MAT-12806 Mathematics M.

- equations and functions;
- power functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions;
- differentiation;
- periodic functions;
- integration.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand basic concepts, methods and techniques from calculus at VWO Mathematics B level;
- apply mathematical knowledge, insights and methods to solve basic problems in the applied sciences using a systematic approach;
- correctly report mathematical argumentation;
- critically reflect upon the results;
- interpret and evaluate the results in terms of the problem that was modelled mathematically.


- 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.


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.


M. de Gee, "Mathematics that Works volume 1: Introduction to Calculus". Epsilon-Uitgaven. ISBN 978-90-5041-167-7. Available at the WUR-shop.

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