MAT-15003 Mathematics 3


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical intensively supervised6
Course coordinator(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter
Lecturer(s)drs. CJA Bloemsma
MJC Rienstra-Negenman
dr. OA van Herwaarden
drs. BGH Timmermans
ir. TJ van de Pol
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. MAC Groenenboom
Examiner(s)dr. L Hemerik
dr. ir. JD Stigter

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:


Continuation courses:

MAT-23306, MAT-24803, MAT-31306


- systems of linear equations; - vectors and vector geometry; - matrices and determinants; - eigenvalues and eigenvectors; - functions of two variables

Learning outcomes:

After this course, the student is expected to:
- have working knowledge of basic concepts, methods and techniques from linear algebra and calculus;
- be able to apply mathematical knowledge, insights and methods to solve basic problems in the life-, environmental and technological sciences using a systematic approach;
- be able to critically reflect upon the results;
- be able to interpret the results in terms of the problem that was modelled mathematically;
- be able to 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).


Exam with open questions and/or short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions. The practical (attendance compulsory) has to be completed with the grading ' sufficient' .


M. de Gee, 2003 of recenter, Wiskunde in Werking deel 1: vectoren en matrices toegepast (or a more recent impression). Utrecht, Epsilon Uitgaven, wetenschappelijke reeks nr. 48.
M. de Gee, 2009 of recenter, Wiskunde in Werking deel 2: analyse toegepast (revised edition). Utrecht, Epsilon Uitgaven, wetenschappelijke reeks nr. 49..

Compulsory for: BBIBiologyBSc6AF
BASAnimal SciencesBSc5MO
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc2MO
BFTFood TechnologyBSc5MO
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc5MO
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc2MO
Restricted Optional for: BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc1MO
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc5MO
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc1AF
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc4MO
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc4MO
MHWHydrology and Water QualityMSc1AF
MFNForest and Nature ConservationMSc2MO
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc1AF