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ML0021 Mathematics for Technical Preparatory Year I 12.0 credits

The overall goal of the course is to give new students enough skills and understanding to be able to follow the mathematics courses of the 3- and 5-year engineering programs.

The course should also contribute to a good introduction to higher education.

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Application

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code

51778

Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML0021 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

  • Lectures

Course contents

MODULE A: TENA

  • Vectors; Arithmetical operations. Components of vectors. Coordinates. Vector length.
  • Algebraic expression and algebraic methods; Implication and equivalence. Polynomial. Powers. Square roots. Absolute value. Equations. Factorial polynoms Rational expressions. Linear equation systems. Linear inequalities.
  • Functions; Linear functions. Direct proportionality. Quadratic functions. Power functions.
  • Right-angle trigonometry.
  • Uniformity; Triangle theorems Area and volume scale factors.

MODULE B: TENB

  • Exponential functions.
  • Logarithms; Logarithm laws. Natural logarithms.
  • Derivatives; Change rates. Limits. The definition of the derivative. Derivation rules.
  • Derivatives and graphs; Extreme points and extreme values. Increasing and decreasing. Maximum and minimum values. Second derivative.
  • The equation of the circle.
  • Area theorem. Sine law. Cosine law.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal of the course is to give new students enough skills and understanding that is required to be able to follow the mathematical courses that are included in the 3- and 5-year engineering programs. The courses should also contribute to a good introduction to higher education.

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • use theorems and methods on mathematical problems and communicate the mathematical argumentation in writing.

 ’Mathematical’ refers to the part of the mathematics that is included in the course content.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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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

Examination

  • TENA - Written examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Written examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Final grades are based on the total number of points from both examinations.

For final grade, it is required that all examination parts are approved.

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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Examiner

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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