Checking date: 30/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Differential Calculus
Study: Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Computing (362)

Coordinating teacher: ROMERA COLMENAREJO, ELENA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mathematics

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Study of the fundamental Mathematical Analysis of one variable, in particular the Differentiation.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. REAL VARIABLE FUNCTIONS 1.1 The real line: sets of numbers, properties, absolute values 1.2 Elementary functions and curves 1.3 Polar coordinates 2. LIMITS AND CONTINUITY 2.1 Limits of functions. Properties and fundamental theorems 2.2 Continuity of functions. Fundamental theorems 2.3 Uniform continuity 3. DERIVATIVES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS 3.1 Definition, properties, derivatives of elementary functions 3.2 Meaning of the derivative. Extrema 4 LOCAL STUDY OF A FUNCTION 4.1 Graphic representation 4.2 Taylor's polynomial and its applications 5. SEQUENCES AND SERIES OF REAL NUMBERS 5.1 Sequences of numbers 5.2 Series of positive numbers 5.3 Absolute and conditional convergence 6. SEQUENCES AND SERIES OF FUNCTIONS 6.1 Sequences of functions. Punctual and uniform convergence 6.2 Series of functions. Punctual and uniform convergence 6.3 Taylor series
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. [44 hours with 100% classroom instruction, 1.76 ECTS] Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Students receive course notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate following the classes and carrying out follow up work. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems and participate in workshops and evaluation tests, all geared towards acquiring the necessary capabilities. TUTORING SESSIONS. [4 hours of tutoring with 100% on-site attendance, 0.16 ECTS] Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK [98 hours with 0 % on-site, 3.92 ECTS] FINAL EXAM. [4 hours with 100% on-site, 0.16 ECTS] Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. METHODOLOGIES THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problems, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with a teacher as a tutor.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • M. SPIVAK. Calculus. Cambridge University Press. Fourth edition, 2008
Additional Bibliography
  • B.P. DEMMIDOVICH. Problemas y ejercicios de Anlálisis Matemático. Paraninfo. 1980
  • D. PESTANA, J.M. RODRÍGUEZ, E. ROMERA, E. TOURÍS, V. ÁLVAREZ, A. PORTILLA. Curso práctico de Cálculo y Precálculo. Ariel (Planeta). 2019
  • G.L. BRADLEY, K.J. SMITH. Calculus . Pearson. 2012
  • S.L. SALAS, E. HILLE, G. ETGEN. Calculus one and several variables. Wyley. 10th edition, 2007
  • T.M. APÓSTOL. Mathematical Analysis. Addison-Wesley. 1974

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.