Mathematics

MAM1000W

MATHEMATICS 1000

36 NQF credits

Course co-ordinator(s): Dr C Swart and Dr C Clarkson

Entrance requirements: Registration for MAM1000W in February will be provisional, and will only be confirmed at the beginning of the second quarter. For such provisional registration, the minimum requirement is a pass in Mathematics with an achievement rating of at least 5 for students with a National Senior Certificate, or a pass in Mathematics with at least 50% at the Higher Grade for students who matriculated with a Senior Certificate, or at least a D symbol at A-level. Students who have not reached a satisfactory level (to be defined at the beginning of the course) at the end of the first quarter will have their provisional registration for MAM1000W cancelled, but will be allowed to decant to MAM1005H at the beginning of the second quarter.

Course outline: Differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable, differential equations, partial derivatives, vector geometry, matrix algebra, complex numbers, Taylor series.

Lectures: Five lectures per week, Monday to Friday, 1st or 3rd period.

Tutorials: One 2-hour tutorial per week

DP requirements: Minimum of 30% for class tests and satisfactory tutorial work.

Assessment: Year mark counts 33.3%; two no longer than 3-hour papers written in October/November make up the balance.