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MATH0111 Elementary Differential Calculus (Version 1)

10 creditsClass Size: 225

Module manager: Robert Barham

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

A basic Pure Maths course for students who have not done A-level Mathematics.


To teach basic mathematics up to A-level standard.

On completion of this module, students will be able to calculate the derivatives of elementary functions and apply this knowledge to problems.


- Laws of indices including exp(a+b), logarithms.
- Elementary trigonometry, sine and cosine rules.
- Inverse trigonometric functions.
- Geometry of lines and circles.
- Elementary differentiation, derivatives of powers, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions.
- Basic rules of differentiation; maxima and minima, curve sketching.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours67.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Studying and revising of course material.
Completing of assignments and assessments.

Example classes will be covered in the lectures.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular problem solving assignments

!!! In order to pass the module, students must pass the examination. !!!

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment.15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)15.00

There is no resit available for the coursework component of this module. If the module is failed, the coursework mark will be carried forward and added to the resit exam mark with the same weighting as listed above.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins85.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)85.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/09/2022


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