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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus HF1901 (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Systems of linear equations. Gaussian elimination.
  • Vectors, vector addition, scalar multiplication,  dot product, cross product, and vector projections.
  • Lines and planes in 3D space.
  • Determinants.
  • Matrices and matrix algebra. Matrix inverse.
  • Functions and their graphs.
  • Limits and continuity: limits, one-sided limits, limits at infinity, continuity.
  • Differentiation: Derivatives, tangent lines and normal lines, differentiation rules, higher-order derivatives.
  • Applications to behavior of functions: curve sketching, maxima and minima.
  • Basic integration techniques and applications.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completing this course students should be able to:

  • Solve and apply systems of linear equations;
  • Define, calculate and apply vector addition, scalar multiplication,  dot product, vector product, and vector projections;
  • Solve problems that include lines and planes in 3D space;
  • Perform the matrix operations of addition, scalar multiplication, and multiplication, and find the transpose and inverse of a matrix;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of analysis: limits, continuity, differentiability and integrability of real-valued functions of a single real variable;
  • Use the algebra of limits, and l’Hospital’s rule to determine limits of simple expressions;
  • Apply the procedures of differentiation accurately, including implicit and logarithmic differentiation;
  • Apply the differentiation procedures to solve extreme value problems;
  • Sketch graphs, using function, its first derivative, and the second derivative;
  • Calculate definite and indefinite integrals, using substitution and integration by parts;
  • Understand and apply the procedures for integrating rational functions;
  • Use integration to find areas and volumes;

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Rodhe – Sollervall:  Matematik för ingenjörer
Glyn James: Modern Engineering Mathematics

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HF1901

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study

Mathematics, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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