first semester module gives you all the tools you need from the foundations of
mathematics to be able to tackle problems with confidence. The basics of
scientific notation and algebra are treated, both of which are absolutely vital
to pursuing further study from year 1 onwards. Various mathematical and
scientific techniques are built, progressing to approximately AS level
Mathematics standard and finishing the module with topics such as sequences and
series, and vectors. This then enables you to begin the second semester
follow-up modules, concentrating on more in-depth techniques.
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Dr Matthew Craven
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
In 2021 Matthew won the Student Union award for the most inspirational lecturer across the entire University of Plymouth.
Matthew also teaches "Mathematical Methods and Applications" on the second year of the Mathematics degree.