Foundation Mathematics 2 - MAST3003

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module introduces the ideas of integration and numerical methods.
a) Integration: Integration as a limit of a sum and graphical principles of integration, derivatives, anti-derivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof), definite and indefinite integrals, integration of simple functions.
b) Methods of integration: integration by parts, integration by change of variables and by substitution, integration by partial fractions.
c) Solving first order differential equations: separable and linear first order differential equations. Construction of differential equations in context, applications of differential equations and interpretation of solutions of differential equations.
d) Maple: differentiation and integration, curve sketching, polygon plots, summations.

Additional material may include root finding using iterative methods, parametric integration, surfaces and volumes of revolution.


Contact hours

Contact hours: 44
Private study: 156
Total: 200

Method of assessment

80% examination, 20% coursework

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 demonstrate understanding of the basic body of knowledge associated with standard functions and their graphical interpretation;
2 demonstrate the capability to solve problems in accordance with the basic theories and concepts of the numerical and analytical integration of functions of a single variable, whilst demonstrating a reasonable level of skill in calculation and manipulation of the material;
3 apply the basic techniques associated with integration in several well-defined contexts;
4 demonstrate a mathematical proficiency suitable for stage 1 entry.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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