SF1689 Basic Course in Mathematics 6.0 credits

Baskurs i matematik

Please note

The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

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.

Course main content

Common mathematical notation; natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real and complex numbers; manipulation of inequalities; addition, muliplication, the absolute value, monotone functions; Cartesian coordinates, straight lines and quadratic curves; graph of functions; elementary functions; polynomial division and the factor theorem; the trigonometric functions and their inverses, power, exponential and logarithmic functions, absolute value function; vectors, scalar and cross product, projections and linear combination.


Basic requirements. 


The course literature will be announced on the course homepage at least four weeks before the start of the course.


  • TEN1 - Exam, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTHs Coordinator of students with disabilities (Funka), about any customized examination for students with documented, lasting disability. The examiner may allow another form of examination for re-examination of individual students.

Requirements for final grade

Written exam.

Offered by



Maria Pia Gualdani <gualdani@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2017.