MA0001 - Mathematical Methods A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Semester test 20/100
Written examination 80/100 4 hours D

Course content

This course, together with MA0002, will give a sufficient mathematical background for science courses requiring only basic mathematics. The course will introduce functions of one real variable, exponential, logarithm and trigonometric functions, differentiation and integration with applications, implicit differentiation, and linear approximation.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student has basic knowledge of mathematical analysis of functions of a single real variable, including limits, continuity, differentiation and integration. The student has more detailed knowledge about special functions, such as exponentials, logarithms and trigonometric functions.

2. Skills. The student is able to apply his or her knowledge of mathematical analysis to solve simple problems from mathematics and the natural sciences.

Learning methods and activities

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade awarded in the course. This portfolio comprises a written final examination (80%) and a mid-semester examination (20%). The mid-semester examination only counts if it has a positive effect on the final grade. The results for the constituent parts are to be given in %-points, while the grade for the whole portfolio (course grade) is given by the letter grading system. Retake of examination may be given as an oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken. For more information about grading and evaluation, see «Teaching methods and activities».

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.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNFMA001 7.5
MNFMA100 7.5
MA1101 6.0 01.09.2007
MA6101 6.0 01.09.2007
TMA4100 6.0 01.01.2009
MA0003 6.0 01.09.2009
TMA4101 3.7
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: First degree


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Semester test 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Semester test 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 80/100 D 2019-12-04 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
D13, bygg 10 Dragvoll 2 (Bygg 7-10) 30
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
D12, bygg 10 Dragvoll 2 (Bygg 7-10) 30
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 5
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 6
D14, bygg 9 Dragvoll 2 (Bygg 7-10) 30
D9, bygg 3 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 30
D106, bygg 3 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 30
D107, bygg 3 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 25
D8, bygg 3 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 30
D153, bygg 6 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 20
D151, bygg 6 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 20
D150, bygg 6 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 25
D154, bygg 6 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 17
D156 (6341) Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 30
SL353 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL355 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Summer UTS Written examination 80/100 D
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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