# Copenhagen Institute of Technology

Basic year 2008-2009

# Mathematics 1B

### Introduction

The course Mathematics 1B is common for students on Med 1,
the first semester for the basic year in Medialogy, and Med 3,
the 3rd semester for the Bachelor of Science Program in Medialogy.

The purpose of the course is to give you prerequisites in mathematics,
which are necessary for your study and profession. You should be prepared
to read and perhaps write literature on topics in medialogy which imply
mathematical formulations.

Part of the course will consist of study of sections of the textbook and
corresponding exercises. But the course will also contain activities which
are more directly related to medialogy.
In this part of the course you shall work on the mathematical aspects of
a research articles on topics in medialogy.

We will use the following article:

### Form

The course consists of 25 half-day sessions. A standard session
starts out with a 1 hour and 20 minutes lecture (including a short
break). Then there is a 25 minutes introduction to the exercises.
Finally, you work on these exercises for 1 hour and 45 minutes in
groups. During the exercise period you will be assisted by two
teaching assistants and by me.

The time and dates for the sessions can be found on
the course main page. By clicking on the listed subject
for a session one gets a program for that session.

### Textbook

We will use the following textbook:

- C. Henry Edwards & David E. Penney:
Calculus, Early Transcendentals,
Seventh Edition, Pearson, Prentice Hall.

I will refer to it as E&P. If you need a handbook of formulas,
I recommend
- Henrik Vie Christensen & Bo Rosbjerg: Kompendium i calculus.
Definitioner, formler og eksempler.

You can buy the textbook and the handbook at the local book shop.

Latest update 8. September 2008 by Iver Ottosen.