BR100119 - Mathematics with descriptive statistics and probability


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Aritmetic and algebra, trigonometry, exponential functions,
differentiation, integration, differential equations, multivariable functions, errors in analytical analysis; types and solvings, descriptive statistics inclusive regression,
probability,stochastic variables and probability distributions

Learning outcome

The candidate:
-has knowledge of good algebraic manipulations
-has knowledge of mathematical logical thinking
-has knowledge of the use of mathematical calculations
-has knowledge of analytical errors in laboratory work
-has knowledge of the concepts accuracy and precision and how too describe them
-has knowledge of probability calculations
-has knowledge of stochastic variables and probability distributions

The candidate:
- can perform calculations on and reshape mathematical expression both in symbol and number form
-can present in a credible and correct way both experimental data and teoretical formulas in grafic diagrams
-can find mathematical equations from grafical plots and consider how suitable they ar to represent a set of data
-can do calculations on different functions such as linear functions,power functions, trigonometric functions,exponential functions and logarithmic functions and do differntation on these and combination of them
-can calculate integral and solve differntial equations
-can present experimental data in table form, in graphic and calculate central tendency and dispersion
-can do basic probability equations
-can choose probability models and do probability equations on these

General competence
The candidate:
-can use mathematics, descriptive statistics and probability to understand calculations on measurement result and do presentation of these
-have an understanding for matematics and probability for later studies

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and excercises inclusive excercises using Excel. Total workload for each student will be about 200 hours. There will be about 80 Scheduled hours with lectures and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory excercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory requirementsmust be approved to be able to be elegible for the exam. Permitted aids on the exam: Approved calculator:HP30S, Citizen SR270, Citizen SR270X, Casio fx-82/83ES, Casio fx-82ES PLUS, MATH MI-633 DOT MATRIX DISPLAY, Texas BAII Plus, Casio fx-82-MS, Aurora Scientific Calculator fc582, Texas TI30XIIB/S og Casio fx-82 EX. Gyldendals formelsamling i matematikk or equivalent. 2 sheet size A4 with notes.
For applications for credits, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent, each application will be evaluated individually. A reduction of credits might apply if the candidate has passed exams in overlapping courses.
New/postponed exam: June

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomedical Laboratory Science (BBIOING)
Biotechnology (427BT)
Medical Laboratory Sciences (702BI)

Required previous knowledge

This course is restricted and reserved for registered students in the Bachelor program in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Bachelor program in Biotechnology, Ålesund.

Course materials

Kvande,P.C.,Drogset,S.:Biomat. Kompendium i matematikk for bioingeniørstudenter. Pensumhefte/Akademia. Gulliksen,T,Hashemi,A.M.,Hole,A.:Matematikk i praksis. Universitetsforlaget 2010. Løvås, G.:Statistikk for universiteter og høgskoler. Universitetsforlaget 2013
Gyldendals formelsamling i matematikk for videregående skole or other formulabooks on the same level

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMAT1050 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Mathematics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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