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Calculus

Code

IT-CAL1

Version

2.0

Offered by

ICT Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Mathematics equivalent to the admission requirements for the Software Engineering Programme.

Main purpose

​In the course, the students attain knowledge about and practical experience in applying the methods and tools of calculus. Most importantly, the course will enable the student to apply differential and integral calculus in solving a wide range of problems.

Knowledge

After having successfully completed the course, the student will have gained knowledge about the theory, techniques and tools of calculus, in particular knowledge about:
- Functions
- Limits and continuity
- Derivatives
- Integrals
- Infinite series and sequences
- Partial derivatives
- Multiple integrals
- Differential equations

Skills

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define and interpret functions, including calculating limits of functions and the concept of continuity
- Calculate and interpret ordinary and partial derivates of real functions.
- Calculate and interpret definite and indefinite integrals of real functions.
- Perform calculations pertaining to infinite series and sequences.
- Solve differential equations.

Competences

Upon completion of this course, the goal is that the students have acquired the competences to:
- Make informed choices about the use of differential and integral calculus.
- Apply the tools of calculus to real-world problems.
Communicate and discuss the theory, tools and techniques of calculus.

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

​The mode of teaching will be classroom based and will involve lectures by the teacher and exercise solutions presented in class by the students. The students are expected to work on exercises in between classes. The total work-load for the student is expected be around 125 hours, including preparing for the exam.

Resources

Hass, Heil & Weir: Thomas' Calculus, 14th ed. in SI units., Pearson.

Additional material will be uploaded to Itslearning.

 

Evaluation

Examination

Exam prerequisites
None

Type of exam:  
Ongoing tests in the form of course assignments, (10%) and an oral exam (90%), 20 minutes, including everything.

A selection of approximately 10 of the exercises from the course will form the basis for the exam. 

During the exam, the student will randomly draw and present one of these exercises. There is no preparation time. The exam will then evolve into a general discussion of the course curriculum.

Internal assessment

Tools allowed:
The student is allowed to bring their notes to the oral exam, but these must be placed on the table during the exam. During the presentation, the student is allowed to consult their notes if they need to, but excessive use of the notes will count negatively towards the grade. During the discussion that follows the presentation, the student is not allowed to consult their notes.

​Re-exam:
Same as the ordinary exam.​

Grading criteria

​Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale..

Additional information

Responsible

Frederik Thorning Bjørn

Valid from

2/1/2024 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Keywords

Functions. Limits. Derivatives. Integrals. Infinite series. Differential equations.