IX1307 Problem-Solving in Mathematics 7.5 credits

Problemlösning i matematik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Mathematical logic, mathematical definitions, basic number theory, sets, functions, mathematical axioms, algebraic equalities and inequalities, visualisation in mathematics, complex numbers, mathematical argumentation, mathematical proofs and proof models, generalisation of mathematical statements, use of computer-based mathematical tools

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This course should give a basis to university mathematics. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • communicate mathematical content
  • use mathematical statements (propositions, predicates, definitions, axioms, theorems)
  • use and visualise basic mathematical concepts: real numbers (integers, rational and irrational numbers), complex numbers, sets, functions as well as algebraic equalities and inequalities
  • use mathematical argumentation and different proof techniques
  • use computer-based mathematical tools for calculation and visualisation

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Literature and preparations

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● Fadil Galjic: Various articles

● Robert Adams and Christopher Essex: Calculus: A Complete Course, 9th Edition. Person, 2016

Examination and completion

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P, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand-in assignments, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, 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.

The examiner will decide, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities, how to adapt an examination for students with a documented disability. The examiner may utilize 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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Fadil Galjic

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EECS/Computer Science

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First cycle

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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.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.