SF1680 Seminar Course in Elementary Mathematics I 8.0 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
The course content may vary from year to year. But each year we will select subjects that show a rich mathematical structure. The areas will also be selected in order to represent different mathematical methods and approaches; for example the axiomatic method, constructive methods, algebraic methods in geometry and topology.
Typically, the course will include a mix of algebra (eg, solution of polynomial equations or unsolvability of classic problems such as angle trisection), analysis (e.g. the question “for which functions do the fundamental theorem of calculus hold?”), topology (e.g. “what two-dimensional surfaces are possible?”) or geometry (e.g. non-Euclidean geometry).
The content of the course should be seen as the abstract ideas behind mathematics rather than the topics covered in the course.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course the student is expected to
- be able to use terminology, results and methods to solve, and present solutions of, problems described within the course contents,
- read and understand mathematical text.
Literature and preparations
The literature is published on the course webpage no later than four weeks before the course starts.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Exam, 8.0 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 decides, in consultation with KTHs Coordinator of students with disabilities (Funka), about any customized examination for students with documented,lastingdisability. The examiner may allow another form of examination for reexamination of individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 SF1680