MAT-14903 Mathematics 2


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. RFM van Oers
CR Zelissen MSc
Lecturer(s)dr. ADJ van Dijk
drs. GD Esmeijer
EE Deinum
GA ten Broeke
CR Zelissen MSc
dr. L Hemerik
dr. GAK van Voorn
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. ir. LG van Willigenburg
dr. OA van Herwaarden
JJB van den Heuvel
G de Kleuver
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
Examiner(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ADJ van Dijk

Language of instruction:

NL and/or EN

Assumed knowledge on:

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

Continuation courses:

MAT-15003 Mathematics 3.


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- 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, Mathematics that Works volume 2: Analysis applied. Epsilon Uitgaven. ISBN: 978-90-5041-168-4, available at the WUR-shop.
L. Hemerik, J.D. Stigter and A.D.J. van Dijk, Manual Mathematics 2. Available at the WUR-shop.

Compulsory for: BBIBiologyBSc2AF
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc3AF
BBNForest and Nature ConservationBSc2MO
BASAnimal SciencesBSc4MO
BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2MO
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc3MO
BFTFood TechnologyBSc5MO
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc3MO
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc1AF
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc2AF