To give students an education in calculus of multivariable functions, differential equation and infinite series, which includes the basic topics usually covered in an elementary course of multivariable calculus.
To give students an appreciation of the application of mathematics to social sciences and others.
To introduce the concept of modelling and various mathematical models in practical problems.
To develop students' ability to work independently and to acquire the skill of problem solving.
A. build initial understanding of the basic concepts (e.g., infinite series, coordinates, vectors, multivariable, etc.) introduced by this module;
B. have a good appreciation of the link between mathematics and other subjects such as physics and economics;
C. implement the essential skills of math problem solving (theoretically and numerically);
D. understand the mathematical models for simple practical problems.
The module will be typically organized as a combination of lecturers and tutorials.