Uitgebreide vaknaam 
Mathematics for Social Sciences and Health Sciences 
Leerdoelen 
Upon completing this course you will be able to: apply the concept of functions to reallife applications by constructing models that use linear and nonlinear (quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and logistic) functions;
 interpret the concept of the derivative with limits and compute it for different types of functions numerically, graphically and symbolically;
 develop problem solving skills by quantitatively analyzing the problems and their solutions arising in business, social sciences and life sciences areas with fellow students;
 use appropriate tools such as product rule and chain rule for computing derivatives without calculating the limits;
 locate and sketch some of the important features of a graph in optimization problems;
 compute the definite and indefinite integrals numerically, graphically and symbolically and apply separation of variables method to solve the real life problems including differential equations;
 construct systems of linear equations for reallife problems and solve them by using matrix operations;
 analyze the linear programming problems to find the largest or smallest possible value of some quantity under certain constraints.

Omschrijving 
This is a Research & Methodology course offered in the first year of the LAS program at UCG, which is specifically relevant to students majoring in Social Sciences and Health and Life Sciences.
The course provides an introduction to the mathematical subjects that are used to formalize and analyze the problems arising in the social sciences and life sciences. The first half of the course regards finite mathematics subjects that include linear and nonlinear functions, matrix algebra and linear programming. The second half of the course aims to introduce the applications of calculus in business, life sciences, and social sciences. The key concepts of calculus, like derivative and integration of functions, and their applications in real life problems are covered. 
Uren per week 
4 
Onderwijsvorm 
Lecture, Study Group, Tutorial

Toetsvorm 
Assignments, Written exam

Vaksoort 
bachelor

Coördinator 
W.S. Rossi, PhD.

Docent(en) 
N.P.K. Chan
,dr. M.A. Hofstee
, W.S. Rossi, PhD.

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