Firstyear Project Mathematics
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2019/20 
Vakcode  WPMA17001 
Vaknaam  Firstyear Project Mathematics 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Firstyear Project Mathematics  
Leerdoelen  The purpose of the course is to give 1st year students an idea of mathematical scientific research work. It is the intention that during the course the student will acquire the following skills:  collecting information from various sources (scientific journals, books, internet)  assessing the value of this information and processing it into own work  writing a research proposal  conducting mathematical research  maintaining a journal (logbook) of the process and progress of the research project  working together with fellow students having different backgrounds  writing an article  giving an oral presentation of research  presenting a poster 

Omschrijving  The aim of this course is to introduce students to a number of aspects of mathematical scientific (academic) research. Conducting academic research is a process that you have to learn step by step. Just as with learning how to drive a car, it is not always easy to coordinate the different steps at first. Firstyear Project, and the actions to be carried out for the projects in this course, are meant as a first step and an introduction. During the other years of your Bachelor degree, you will be prepared further for doing mathematical research, e.g. in the Master phase. The course is coordinated by dr. A. Mali. Various Mathematics staff members are involved in the supervision of the projects. Furthermore, some of the lectures are taught by invited lecturers. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm  Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)  
Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(The grading is based on the following elements: Journal and individual contribution 15%, Project Proposal (group) 15%, Article and oral presentation (group) 50%, Poster at the PAM Symposium (group) 10%, Poster Presenation at the PAM Symposium (individueel) 10%. The overall quality of the research is reflected by the grades for the article and poster. The contribution of the individual student to the research is reflected by the grades for the journal and poster. All grades have to be 5 or higher. The final grade must be 6 or higher. All scheduled parts of the course are oligatory.) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  dr. A. Mali  
Docent(en)  dr. A. Mali  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired in the firstyear (depending on the chosen topic)  
Opmerkingen  All scheduled parts of the course are mandatory! Hence, the lectures, the minisymposium and the final symposium are obligatory elements of the course for which students have to sign up. The course focuses on academic skills and therewith prepares for the other project courses of the programme 

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