Mathematics and Statistics
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2021/22 
Vakcode  WBMA02105 
Vaknaam  Mathematics and Statistics 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Mathematics and Statistics  
Leerdoelen  After mastering the course the student is able to 1) Quantitatively analyze basic statistical problems and evaluate the results. 2) Integrate a function of a single variable and to differentiate functions of two variables. 3) Calculate the solution of an Ordinary Differential Equation. 4) Interpret and transform graphs from a logarithmic scale in a linear scale and vice versa. 5) Analyze the primary and secondary measurement errors. 6) Perform a simple linear regression. 

Omschrijving  The course deals with the basic mathematics that a student of pharmacy requires to successfully complete her/his studies. The course is partially divided into two groups because of the different prior knowledge or background of students with respect to mathematics A or B. The course covers logarithms and exponents, graphs as well as their interpretation, and differential calculus. In the split part, the mathematics B group gets an introduction into statistics (probability, probability distributions, average, standard deviation), while mathematics A group concentrates on integral calculus, partial integration and substitution. Each group receives a summarizing lecture dealing with the ``other'' part. Next, all students learn linear regression, error analysis, partial derivatives, gradients and extremes of functions (with one or two variables) and ordinary differential equations. The course frequently uses examples directly related to pharmacy practicals and pharmacokinetics in order to further motivate the student. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(To pass the course the student should obtain at least a 5.5 on the Written Exam.) 

Toetsvorm  Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)  
Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  dr. M. Djukanovic  
Docent(en)  dr. M. Djukanovic , P. Kilicer, PhD.  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  The course builds on high school preknowledge on mathematics as explained on the website https://www.examenblad.nl/vak/wiskunde with respect to mathematics A and B.  
Opmerkingen  This course prepares for firstyear practicals and second years statistics course. This course was registered last year with course code WIFP1006 

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