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Fundamental Mathematical Structures
|Master programme in||
Mathematics * / Mathematical Physical Modelling * / Mathematical Computer Modelling * / Mathematical Bioscience / Physics and Scientific Modelling
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|Responsible for the activity||
Carsten Lunde Petersen (email@example.com)
|Head of study||
Jesper Schmidt Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
INM Registration & Exams (email@example.com)
The overall objective of the course is to give the student an understanding of mathematical structures and proficiency in formulating mathematical logic, reasoning, and argumentation.
|Detailed description of content||
The course aims at giving the students an understanding of the axiomatic deductive structure of mathematics by introducing the students to classical fundamental examples of axiomatic deductive structures.
Examples are propositional logic, set theory, abstract algebra, general topology, Real analysis, Probability theory, Euclidean geometry, Differential geometry and more.
The concrete incarnation of the course will discuss a number of selected such fundamental structures.
|Course material and Reading list||
The course will introduce to and enlarge on a number of selected fundamental structurese.g. such as presented in the lecture notes by prof. Mogens Niss, which are freely available upon request
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The course will be taught as a mixture of lectures, discussions and problem solving.
The course load is 10 ECTS corresponding to approx. 270 hours of work. Of these approximately 84 hours will be classes, 80 hours should be preparations for classes, another 80 hours post processing of classes. The remaining time will be dedicated to repairing the portfolio elements for the final exam and the final exam.
|Evaluation and feedback||
The course includes formative evaluation based on dialogue between the students and the teacher(s).
Students are expected to provide constructive critique, feedback and viewpoints during the course if it is needed for the course to have better quality. Every other year at the end of the course, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact. The Study Board will handle all evaluations along with any comments from the course responsible teacher.
Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights form the course to the study board during or after the course.
The course will cover approximately 4 fundamental structures across approximately equal amounts of classes.
|Overall learning outcomes||
After the course the student will be able to
|Form of examination||
Individual oral exam based on a portfolio.
The character limit of the portfolio is 1,200-120,000 characters, including spaces. Examples of written products are exercise responses, talking points for presentations, written feedback, reflections, written assignments. The preparation of the products may be subject to time limits.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 30 minutes.
The assessment is an assessment of the oral examination. The written product(s) is not part of the assessment.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: All.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor
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Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
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|Examination and assessment criteria||
The exam is a 30 min oral exam including grade decision. At the exam the student draws a portfolio element to present without further preparation. The presentation should be timed to 10 min. In order to leave am-le time for further questions across the entire curse curriculum.
The students are offered to have their portfolio elements commented prior to the exam by the course professor after hand-in times decided by the course professor.
Handing-in of portfolio elements for commenting is highly advised, but is not obligatory.
The assessment criteria for the written part of the exam
The assessment of the oral exam is based on the student’s ability to meet the criteria mentioned above and their ability to
Furthermore, whether the performance meets all formal requirements in regard to both for the written og oral exam