The overall objective of the course is that at the end of the course, students are able to know and master, from the point of view of users, the concepts and fundamental techniques of mathematical calculus. More specifically, the course focuses on the understanding and use of the concept of function of a single and several variables.
Teachers
Person in charge
Mónica Sanchez Soler (
)
Others
Aitor Sort Nadal (
)
Andreu Bellés Roca (
)
Anna Rio Doval (
)
Eixarc Escaramis Babiano (
)
Eloy Cabezas Cardenas (
)
Fernando Martínez Sáez (
)
Guillermo González Casado (
)
Joaquim Soler Sagarra (
)
Maria Isabel Gonzalez Perez (
)
Montserrat Maureso Sánchez (
)
Roberto Gualdi (
)
Victoria Graffigna (
)
Weekly hours
Theory
3
Problems
0
Laboratory
2
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
7.5
Competences
Technical Competences
Common technical competencies
CT1 - To demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to informatics and their disciplines of reference.
CT1.2A
- To interpret, select and value concepts, theories, uses and technological developments related to computer science and its application derived from the needed fundamentals of mathematics, statistics and physics. Capacity to solve the mathematical problems presented in engineering. Talent to apply the knowledge about: algebra, differential and integral calculus and numeric methods; statistics and optimization.
CT1.2C
- To use properly theories, procedures and tools in the professional development of the informatics engineering in all its fields (specification, design, implementation, deployment and products evaluation) demonstrating the comprehension of the adopted compromises in the design decisions.
Transversal Competences
Autonomous learning
G7 [Avaluable] - To detect deficiencies in the own knowledge and overcome them through critical reflection and choosing the best actuation to extend this knowledge. Capacity for learning new methods and technologies, and versatility to adapt oneself to new situations.
G7.1
- Directed learning: perform the assigned tasks in the planned time, working with the indicated information sources according to the guidelines of the teacher or tutor. To identify the progress and accomplishment grade of the learning goals. To identify strong and weak points.
Objectives
Understand real numbers and their properties.Solve linear equations and inequalities, with quadratic and / or absolute values.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Understand the basic concept of sequences, calculate the limits of sequences and identify between convergent, divergent and oscillating sequences.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Understand the basic theorems for continuous functions of one variable and know how to apply them to problems such as finding zeros for functions.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Understand the basic theorems of differentiable functions of one variable and understand and know how to use Taylor polynomial approximations
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Understand the basic concepts of the integration of functions of one variable: geometric interpretation, calculation of areas, approximate calculation of definite integrals, etc.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Understand the basic concepts of topologies in R^n.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
Understand and know how to interpret the concepts of directional derivative, partial derivative and gradient vector.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Locate and classify outliers in a function with several variables in a domain.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Work with functions of several variables.
Related competences:
G7.1,
CT1.2A,
CT1.2C,
Contents
Real numbers
Equations and inequalities with real numbers. Absolute value. Intervals.
Theorems for continuous functions of one variable
Definitions. Sign theorem. Bolzano's theorem. Weierstrass theorem. Mean value theorem. Bisection and secant methods approximating zero in functions.
Theorems for derivatives of functions of one variable
Definitions. Rolle's theorem. Lagrange theorem. Cauchy's theorem. L'Hôpital's rule. Iterative methods for approximating zero in functions. Newton-Raphson method.
Taylor formula for functions of one variable
Taylor polynomial. Lagrange remainder formula. Error propagation formula. Using Taylor polynomials and bounding error.
Integration of functions of one variable
Definitions. Fundamental theorem of calculus. Barrow's rule. Definite integrals: areas and volumes. Approximated integrals: Trapezoidal rule and Simpson's rule.
Functions of several variables
Basic definitions of topology. Functions of several variables: domain, graphics, level sets, geometric interpretation. Continuous functions.
Partial and directional derivatives. Gradient vectors
Directional derivatives. Partial derivatives. Gradient vectors. Geometric interpretation. Planes tangent to a surface.
Taylor polynomials in several variables.
Higher order partial derivatives. Hessian matrix. Taylor polynomial. Lagrange remainder formula.
Optimization of functions of several variables
Definitions. Weierstrass theorem. Lagrange multiplier method. Outlier calculation: relative, conditional and absolute.
Exercise-based open-answer exam on learning objectives 1 to 5, referring to content for topics 1 to 6. Objectives:12345 Week:
9 (Outside class hours)
Theory
0h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
0h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
7h
Workshop Exam
Exercise-based open-answer exam on all the learning objectives of the course referring to the problem-solving workshop session content. Objectives:123456789 Week:
14
Theory
0h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
2h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
4.5h
Final examination
Exercise-based open-answer exam on all learning objectives referring to content for topics 1 to 10. Objectives:123456789 Week:
15 (Outside class hours)
Theory
2h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
0h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
12h
Teaching methodology
Theory classes:
- lectures developing the theoretical aspects of the subject.
- lectures and participatory classes aimed at applying theory to problems.
Workshop/laboratory classes:
- participatory workshop sessions in which students solve problems in groups or individually.
- participatory laboratory sessions in which students complete problems individually or in groups using mathematical software.
Evaluation methodology
Technical and transferable competencies account for 80% and 20% of the subject, respectively. The transferable competency mark will be calculated on the basis of Atenea activities and from the note of the subject.
- Workshop mark (T): it evaluates the student's performance and achievement of objectives in workshop / laboratory sessions and Atenea.
- Mark of the mid-semester exam (P).
- Mark of the final exam (F).
The final mark is calculated as:
Note = 0.2 * T + max (0.3 * P+0.5 * F,0.8 * F)
Not taking the final exam means having a NP of M2 grade.