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ML0001 Introduction to Matemathics 1.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML0001 (Autumn 2014–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Algebraic expressions
  • Linear equations
  • Completing the square
  • Quadratic equations
  • Root equations
  • Powers
  • Roots
  • Exponential equations
  • Logarithms
  • Logarithmic equations
  • Trigonometric functions
  • Basic trigonometric equations

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Simplify algebraic expressions
  • Decide domains and make calculations with expression that contains exponentiations, logarithms, rational and trigonometric functions
  • Solve quadratic equations
  • Solve logarithmic and trigonometric equations

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B and English corresponding to English A and Mathematics 3c, Physics 2 and Chemistry 1, or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Kompendium som distribueras vid kursstart

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • RED1 - Presentation, 1.5 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 course can not be used in the exam

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Pre-university level

Add-on studies

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