MAT-15003 Mathematics 3

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Tutorial38
Practical6
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. JD Stigter
drs. GD Esmeijer
dr. L Hemerik
Lecturer(s)EE Deinum
dr. GAK van Voorn
prof. dr. J Molenaar
dr. ADJ van Dijk
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. ir. LG van Willigenburg
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
dr. OA van Herwaarden
dr. L Hemerik
CR Zelissen
G de Kleuver
drs. GD Esmeijer
dr. ir. RFM van Oers
M Wilminkova
JJB van den Heuvel
ing. E Nauta
Examiner(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter

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-14903 Mathematics 2.

Continuation courses:

MAT-23306 Multivariate Mathematics Applied and MAT-24803 Mathematics for Time-dependent Systems.

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 MAT3.mat15003@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. 

- 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.

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.
M. de Gee. Mathematics that Works volume 3: Vectors and matrices applied. Epsilon Uitgaven. ISBN: 978-90-5041-169-1, available at the WUR-shop.
L. Hemerik and J.D. Stigter, Manual Mathematics 3. Available at the WUR-shop.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BBIBiologyBSc6AF
BBTBiotechnologyBSc4MO
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc5AF
BASAnimal SciencesBSc6AF
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc3AF
BFTFood TechnologyBSc5MO
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc4AF
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc3MO
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc4MO
BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc