MAT-14903 Mathematics 2


Studiepunten 3.00

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

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.


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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 WUR shop.
L. Hemerik and J.D. Stigter, Manual Mathematics 2. Available at WUR shop.

Verplicht voor: BBIBiologyBSc2AF
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc3AF
BBNForest and Nature ConservationBSc2MO
BASAnimal SciencesBSc4MO
BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2AF
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc3MO
BFTFood TechnologyBSc5MO
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc3MO
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc1AF
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc2AF
Keuze voor: MFNForest and Nature ConservationMSc2MO, 2AF