F17CC Introduction to University Mathematics

Prof Mark Lawson

Course co-ordinator(s): Prof Mark Lawson (Edinburgh).


The course aims to provide a bridge between school and university (mainly, non-calculus) mathematics.

It will provide an introduction to the culture of mathematics including discussions of history, modern applications and the nature of reasoning, problem-solving and proofs.

In addition, basic skills will be developed in elementary combinatorics, complex numbers and polynomials, the algebra of matrices and their applications and geometry and vectors.

Detailed Information

Course Description: Link to Official Course Descriptor.

Pre-requisites: none.

Location: Edinburgh.

Semester: 1.

Assessment Methods: Due to covid, assessment methods for Academic Year 2021/22 may vary from those noted on the official course descriptor. Please see:
- Maths (F1) Course Weightings 2021/22
- Computer Science (F2) Course Weightings 2021/22
- AMS (F7) Course Weightings 2021/22

SCQF Level: 7.

Credits: 15.