Pre-University Calculus

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Duration
10 месяцев
О курсе

Mathematics is the language of Science, Engineering and Technology. Calculus is an elementary mathematical course in any Science and Engineering Bachelor. Pre-university Calculus will prepare you for the Introductory Calculus courses by revising five important mathematical subjects that are assumed to be mastered by beginning Bachelor students: functions, equations, differentiation, integration and analytic geometry. After this course you will be well prepared to start your university calculus course. You will learn to understand the necessary definitions and mathematical concepts needed and you will be trained to apply those and solve mathematical problems. You will feel confident in using basic mathematical techniques for your first calculus course at university-level, building on high-school level mathematics. We aim to teach you the skills, but also to show you how mathematics will be used in different engineering and science disciplines.

Education method

This is a self-paced course consisting of 7 modules (or weeks) and 1 final exam. The modules consist of a collection of 3-5 minute lecture videos, inspirational videos on the use of mathematics in Science, Engineering and Technology, (interactive) exercises and homework.

The videos, practice exercises and homework are available free of charge in the audit track. In the ID-verified track, necessary if you pursue a certificate, you can additionally access the final exam.

This course has been awarded with the 2016 Open Education Award for Excellence in the category 'Open MOOC' by the Open Education Consortium. 

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Программа
Pre-University Calculus
Prepare for Introductory Calculus courses.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Understand, visualize and manipulate different elementary functions, like power functions, roots, polynomials, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions;
  • Understand, visualize and solve equations and inequalities involving these elementary functions;
  • Understand the concept of differentiation and calculate the derivatives of compositions of elementary functions;
  • Understand the concept of integration and to use some elementary integration techniques;
  • Understand, visualize and manipulate geometric objects in the plane, such as vectors, lines, circles and more general curves. 
Лекторы
Bart van den Dries
Bart van den Dries
Lecturer, Mathematics Delft University of Technology
Bart van den Dries is currently a teacher in mathematics at Delft University of Technology, providing courses on Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations at nearly all university departments. He obtained his first teaching experience as an assistant for a great variety of courses in both mathematics and physics. After obtaining his PhD in Algebraic Geometry at Utrecht University, he worked as a trainer of high school teachers in mathematics.
Roelof Koekoek
Roelof Koekoek
Lecturer, Mathematics Delft University of Technology
Roelof Koekoek is a teacher in mathematics at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the Delft University of Technology. He studied mathematics at the University of Groningen, where he also acquired his first degree teaching qualification in mathematics. In 1990 he received his PhD at the Delft University of Technology with a dissertation entitled "Generalizations of the classical Laguerre polynomials and some q-analogues."
Wolter Groenevelt
Wolter Groenevelt
Assistant Professor, Mathematics Delft University of Technology
Since 2007 Wolter Groenevelt has been an assistant professor at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, in the Analysis group. He received his PhD in mathematics at Delft University in 2004, and then spent one year as a researcher at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, and two years at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. At Delft University he taught several bachelor courses, such as calculus, linear algebra and differential equations, as well as several masters courses.
Fokko van de Bult
Fokko van de Bult
Lecturer, Mathematics Delft University of Technology
Fokko van de Bult received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam studying hypergeometric functions, which are generalizations of the sine and exponential function. Subsequently, he spent three years as a post-doctoral student at Caltech. Since January 2012 he has been a teacher of mathematics at the TU Delft. In Delft he has taught courses in calculus, linear algebra, and other subjects at all the different faculties of the university. In 2013 he was named Nanobiology's instructor of the year.
Iris Smit
Iris Smit
Lecturer, Mathematics Delft University of Technology
Iris is a lecturer in mathematics at the Delft University of Technology. She got her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, doing research in complex dynamics.
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