SF0003 Introductory Course in Mathematics 1.5 credits

Introduktion i matematik

A optional introductory course that reviews some knowledge and skills from upper secondary school but also contains material that might fall between two stools in the transition to KTH.

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Common mathematical notation; Natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers and complex numbers; Manipulation of inequalities: addition, multiplication, absolute value, monotonous maps. Cartesian coordinates, straight lines and quadratic curves. Graphs of functions. Elementary properties of functions. Polynomial division and the factor theorem. Trigonometry and trigonometric functions.

Mathematical induction and polynomials.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to

  • use concepts. theorems and methods to solve and present solutions to problems within the parts described by the course content,
  • read and comprehend mathematical text.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic requirements. 

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature

Announced no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course on the course web page

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • ANN1 - Introduction, 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.

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

Tommy Ekola

Further information

Course web

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Course web SF0003

Offered by

SCI/Mathematics

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Education cycle *

Pre-university level

Add-on studies

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Contact

Tommy Ekola (ekola@kth.se)

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.