Mathematics and Physics on Dutch high school VWO level
This course deals with the elements of differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable. The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the basic concepts of the theory and to provide them with some useful background for applications in phyics/astronomy and other areas of mathematics.
After finishing this course you have an operational knowledge of the following concepts and you are able to make (simple) problems concerning the following subjects:
continuity and differentiability
lineair approximations of functions
order symbols (small o- and big-O-notation)
integration techniques and applications
differential equations (separable DE and linear DE with constant coefficients)
convergence of sequences and series, esp. power series/Taylor series
further training in general mathematics skills
learning to write down a conclusion in a clear and precise way.
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Mode of instruction
written exam with open questions
The exam consists of two partial exams. The grade of the midterm test for 30% and the grade of the final exam counts for 70% of the final grade.
By handing in homework (optional!) a bonus of 0.5 maximum can be earned that will be added to the total grade of the exam. This bonus is only given if the total grade of the exam is at least 5.5.
In the same academic year a retake exam will be organised. This will be in the form of a single exam about the entire course matter. The homework bonus grade and the partial grades are not valid for the retake.
Robert A. Adams and Christopher Essex: Calculus – A Complete Course (10th edition), Pearson Education, 2021.
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Dr. Robert-Jan Kooman Dr. R.J. Kooman
Students who are doing a double propedeuse Natuurkunde met Wiskunde of Sterrenkunde met Wiskunde, take the course Analyse 1 with Mathematics.