MAT-14903 Mathematics 2

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Tutorial38
Practical6
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ADJ van Dijk
dr. L Hemerik
CR Zelissen
Lecturer(s)drs. GD Esmeijer
G de Kleuver
D Joubert
JJB van den Heuvel
GA ten Broeke
EE Deinum
dr. GAK van Voorn
prof. dr. J Molenaar
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. ir. LG van Willigenburg
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
dr. OA van Herwaarden
dr. L Hemerik
dr. ADJ van Dijk
CR Zelissen
EM Keizer
J van den Boom
HM Vaessen
dr. ir. RFM van Oers
M Wilminkova
D van As
Examiner(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ADJ van Dijk

Language of instruction:

Spoken language Dutch or English (depending on the study program), all written materials in English, examination in English.

Assumed knowledge on:

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

Continuation courses:

MAT-15003 Mathematics 3.

Contents:

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

Note: Only for e-mails that students send to the e-mail address MAT2.mat14903@wur.nl can we guarantee that they will be treated adequately. All other e-mails run the risk of disappearing in the bulk of e-mails that contact persons already receive in their personal e-mail.

- 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.

Activities:

- 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).

Examination:

- 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.

Literature:

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 and J.D. Stigter, Manual Mathematics 2. Available at the WUR-shop.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BBIBiologyBSc2AF
BBTBiotechnologyBSc2AF
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
Restricted Optional for: MFNForest and Nature ConservationMSc2AF, 2MO