Purpose:

To provide students with basic mathematical tools and abilities of algebra, trigonometry, permutation and combinations, series and complex numbers

Teaching methodology:  Lectures, tutorials; and group discussions

Course Assessment:

Continuous Assessment                      30%

End of Semester Examination            70%

LECTURE/WEEK

COURSE CONTENT

REMARKS

Surds, logarithms and indices;

 

Determination of linear laws from experimental data; Quadratic functions, equations and inequalities

 

3

Remainder theorem and its application to solution of factorisable polynomial equations and inequalities;

 

4

Permutations and combinations;

 

5

Cat 1/ Assignment 1

 

Series: finite, infinite, arithmetic, geometric and

 

7

Binomial series, and their applications such as compound interest, approximations, growth and decay;

 

The principle of induction and examples such as formulae for summation of series and properties of divisibility;

 

9

Trigonometry; trigonometric functions, their graphs and inverses for degree and radian measure, addition, multiple angle and factor formulae, trigonometric identities and equations; 

 

10

Cat 2 /Assignment

 

11

Sine and cosine formulae; their application to solution of triangles, trigonometric identities;

 

12

Complex numbers: Argand diagrams, arithmetic operations and their geometric representation; Modulus and argument;

 

13

De Moivre’s theorem and its applications to trigonometric identities and roots of complex numbers.

 

 

 

Core Reading Materials:

Course Textbooks

  1. Uppal S.M. and Humphreys H.M. (2008). Mathematics for Science, (2nd Ed.). New Delhi, India: New Age International Pvt Ltd Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-8122409949
  2. Backhouse J.K. (2007). Pure Mathematics 1 (4th Ed.). NY, USA: Longman. ISBN-13: 978-0582353879
  3. Sullivan M. (2011). Algebra and Trigonometry (9th Ed.). Canada: Pearson Education. ISBN-13: 978-0321716569

Reference Textbooks

  1. McKeague C.M. (2011). Elementary Algebra, (9th Ed.). New Delhi, India: Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0840064219
  2. McKeague C.M. (2009). Basic Mathematics, (7th Ed.). New Delhi, India: Cengage Learning. ISBN-13:978-0534378929
  3. Aufmann R.N., Barker V.C. and Nation R.D. (2007). College Algebra and Trigonometry (6th Ed.). Boston, USA: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN-13: 978-0618825158
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Course Description

Propositional logic: propositions, logic operators and truth tables, tautologies and contradictions, logical equivalence, boolean algebra, normal forms.

Methods of proof: direct proof, proof by contrapositive, proving equivalence, predicates  and quantifiers, mathematical induction, proof by contradiction.

Integers: binary, Hexadecimal and Base-n representation, modulo operations, divisibility, GCD and LCD, the Euclidean algorithm, sequences, recurrence relations, finding primes.

Sets and counting: set operations, venn diagrams, set identities, power sets, cross product, cardinality, the  pigeon hole principle, the  inclusion-exclusion  principle, permutations and combinations. 

Binary relations: properties of relations, digraphs, equivalence relations and equivalence classes, partial order, Hasse diagrams, total order, zero-one matrices, transitive closure.

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