MA0002 - Mathematical Methods B


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

This course, together with MA0001, will give a sufficient mathematical background for science courses requiring only basic mathematics. The course should also enable students to continue with mathematics courses that normally require MA1101 Basic calculus I, and with some additional effort enable students to continue with courses that normally require MA1102 Basic calculus II. The course will introduce functions of several variables, partial differentiation, double integrals, linear approximation, linear equations, matrices, eigen-values, differential equations, and systems of differential equations.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student has basic knowledge of linear algebra, differential equations and mathematical analysis of functions of several variables.

2. Skills. The student is able to apply his or knowledge of linear algebra, differential equations and functions of several variables to solve simple problems from mathematics and the natural sciences.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Course grade based on written final examination. The re-sit 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
MA0003 1.5 01.09.2009
SØK3004 5.0 01.09.2014
TMA4106 3.7 01.09.2020
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 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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