ESSENTIAL MATHEMATICS - 2023/4
Module code: PHY1034
This module is designed to provide essential underpinning skills for the whole programme in the mathematics needed by physical scientists. The mathematics units of assessment are delivered on a supervised self-study basis - to allow flexible learning patterns to students with different mathematics skills and knowledge levels at University entry. The delivery method is by supported workshop classes and occasional lectures to introduce new topics, as required. The Essential Mathematics module consolidates and enhances mathematical skills to beyond (A2) Advanced Level standard, providing the mathematical foundations needed for subsequent Level FHEQ 4 Mathematics components and for the introductory Physics modules at Level FHEQ 4.
Mathematics & Physics
GINOSSAR Eran (Maths & Phys)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: G100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 74
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 22
Guided Learning: 10
Captured Content: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Finite and infinite series
Introduction to calculus: limits, continuity, differentiability, asymptotes, Taylor series
Analysis – elements of differentiation, integration function investigation
Introducing complex numbers representation
Complex algebra and Demoivre's theorem
Determinants and their properties
Vector spaces (linear independence, basis, dimensions)
Linear transformations (representations as matrices)
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||WEEKLY TAKE HOME QUIZZES||40|
|Examination Online||End of Semester Examination - 2 hours||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
recall of subject knowledge
ability to apply mathematical knowledge to unseen problems of a nature similar to those studied inclass
ability to interpret and write short computer programs
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
five take home online quizzes.
one final mathematics online exam of 2 hours duration.
Formative assessment and feedback
The supervised sessions involve academics and postgraduate demonstrators who engage with the students on a one-to-one basis in a classroom-like setting to provide verbal feedback. There will be weekly formative Mathematics tests (quizzes) on SurreyLearn with instant results available to the student.
- To provide the background knowledge and practice and to build greater confidence in the language, notation and use of underpinning mathematical skills to a beyond Advanced level (A2) standard in algebra, functions, real and complex numbers, and differential and integral calculus.
|002||Consistently apply mathematical methods and techniques introduced at A-level, especially integration and differentiation, and understand and make first applications of complex numbers and concepts and properties of series.||KCT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
equip students with subject knowledge
develop skills in applying subject knowledge to physical situations
provide a basis in mathematics that can be used as a basis for deeper understanding of physics, and for further study of mathematics
The learning and teaching methods include:
44h of combined lectures and tutorials as 4h/week x 11 weeks. In addition to lectures, tutorials will take place introducing, commenting and advising the students on the different topics according to the order above in 'Module contents'. Formative feedback is provided via tutorial questions which can be attempted.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Quantum Technologies BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics MPhys||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Astronomy MPhys||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Quantum Technologies MPhys||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics MPhys||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.