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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Mathematics for Geoscientists

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn And Block 1
Programme level Bachelor
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Giampiero Iaffaldano (4-696b6b63426b6970306d7730666d)
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Course number: NIGB14014U

Course content

Mathematics represents the grammar by which scientists express the physical and chemical laws governing natural processes, as well as make quantitative predictions of the evolution of these processes. The course aims at presenting, through theory and exercises, the basic mathematical notions that have simple, yet important applications to the Geosciences.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

  • Mathematical expressions

  • Derivatives and integrals of functions

  • Linear equations

  • Vectors and linear algebra

  • Differential equations

  • Notions of statistics and spectral analysis

 

Skills:

Handle mathematical expressions and equations relevant to the Geosciences.

 

Competences:

Cast in quantitative terms the qualitative description of a problem/process relevant to the Geosciences.

Recommended prerequisites

It is recommended that students have acquired skills corresponding to the compulsory courses of the BSc geology-geoscience programme or similar.

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Education

BSc programme in Geology-Geoscience

Studyboard

Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup

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Teaching and learning methods

Lectures will consist, in small part, of presentation of theoretical notions and, in great part, of practical examples and exercises. Please refer to the teaching plan on Absalon.

Capacity

16 students (1 class of 16)

Language

English

Literature

Please see Absalon.

Workload

Category Hours
Theory exercises 42
Preparation 164
English 206

Exam

Type of assessment

Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation

Aid

Without aids

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcome.

Censorship form

No external censorship
Several internal examiners.

Re-exam

Identical to ordinary examination.

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