Module Catalogues

Introductory Calculus I

Module Title Introductory Calculus I
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2016/17
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

To provide students the basic contents of pre-calculus including algebra reference, linear functions and nonlinear functions
To give students a brief introduction in calculus, which includes derivative and its application, and integration;
To train the students' ability to work independently and to acquire the skill of problem solving.

Learning outcomes

A To understand all the key concepts of Limit, Continuity, Derivative and Integration for polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions.
B To be able to calculate the derivatives, limits and integration of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions
C To be able to establish simple mathematical models using the idea of integration and differentiation of polynomial functions.

Method of teaching and learning

Students need to take pre-calculus first before they take the calculus module. They will be expected to attend about 5 hours of formal lectures and supervised problem classes or 1 hour tutorial in a typical week. Lectures and tutorials will introduce students to the academic content and practical skills which are the subject of the module, while tutorials and problem classes will allow students to practice those skills.
In addition to the time of classes, students will be expected to devote the unsupervised time to private study. Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading.
Continuous assessment, including home assignment marking, will be used to test to what extent practical skills have been learnt. Written examinations in the middle and at the end of the semester constitute the major part of assessment of the academic achievement.