MAT-15003 Mathematics 3


Studiepunten 3.00

Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. L Hemerik
drs. GD Esmeijer
Lecturer(s)dr. ADJ van Dijk
dr. GAK van Voorn
prof. dr. J Molenaar
JP van Leeuwen
dr. ir. JD Stigter
dr. ir. LG van Willigenburg
dr. JHJ van Opheusden
dr. OA van Herwaarden
EE Deinum
CR Zelissen MSc
G de Kleuver
drs. GD Esmeijer
JJB van den Heuvel
dr. ir. RFM van Oers
B Jacobs
M Wilminkova
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-14903 Mathematics 2.

Continuation courses:

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


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- 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.


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

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BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc3AF
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BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc4AF
BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc3MO
BPWPlant SciencesBSc2AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc4MO