Calculus for IEM
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  WPMA14007 
Vaknaam  Calculus for IEM 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Calculus for Industrial Engineering and Management  
Leerdoelen  After completing this course students should be able to: 1. calculate limits using the limit laws, the Squeeze Theorem and l'Hospital's rule. 2. calculate derivatives by applying the product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule, and combinations thereof. In addition, the student can use these techniques to find the local and absolute extreme values of a given function. 3. calculate Taylor expansions of concrete functions and use these expansions to compute limits and approximations for definite integrals. 4. calculate integrals using the standard techniques of integration (substitution rule, integration by parts, trigonometric integrals and substitutions, integration of rational functions by partial fractions) and is able to recognize which technique is best used in a given situation. 5. calculate with complex numbers, can plot them in the complex plane, is able to formulate and use DeMoivre's Theorem, can compute roots of a complex number and can solve equations in that way. The student can state the definition of the complex exponential function and can use that in applications. 6. solve separable firstorder differential equations and can calculate the general solution of a firstorder linear differential equation by means of an integrating factor. 7. solve homogeneous secondorder differential equations with constant coefficients and calculate a particular solution for nonhomogeneous equations using the method of undetermined coefficients. 

Omschrijving  The course starts with refreshing and improving the basic mathematical skills (BMS). In the second week of the course a diagnostic test is taken: students who score less than 7 out of 10 points are asked to do extra exercises using the electronic learning environment MEDAL. Then real functions of one real variable are treated: standard and composed functions, models, limits, derivatives, extreme values, Taylor expansions, and integrals (applications and techniques). Subsequently complex numbers are introduced, an imaginary extension of the real numbers. Finally, differential equations are solved to describe processes in physics, economy, medical sciences, etc. This topic includes: initial value problems, directional fields, equilibrium solutions and stability, separation of variables, variation of constants, homogeneous and inhomogeneous equations, and conversion of complex solutions into realvalued solutions. The material is illustrated through examples that focus on the applications of mathematical techniques.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 24 hours, tutorials: 24 hours, selfstudy: 92 hours) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(C = (Written final exam+Basic Mathematical Skill test)/10 is the combined grade for the final exam and the BMS test. If C < 5.5, then the final grade G = C. If C >= 5.5, then the final grade is G = max(C, 0.7*C + 0.2*Midterm Exam + 0.1*Homework assignments). The student passes for the course unit if G>=6.) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  A.M.S. Waters, PhD.  
Docent(en)  A.M.S. Waters, PhD.  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes only prior knowledge acquired from Mathematics B as taught in preuniversity programmes (VWO) on Dutch secondary schools (or equivalent).  
Opmerkingen  The course unit is followed by, and prepares students for, the course unit Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus for IEM in which the learning objectives attained are required as prior knowledge.  
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