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We continue to develop and update our modules for 2014 entry to ensure you have the best

student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer
to the Modules tab.

Core content
Year 1
You take modules on topics such as calculus introduction to pure mathematics geometry
analysis mathematical modelling linear algebra numerical analysis. You also work on a
project on mathematics in everyday life

Year 2
You take modules on topics such as an introduction to probability calculus of several
variables complex analysis differential equations further analysis further numerical
analysis group theory probability and statistics

Year 3
You choose from a range of options including topics such as an introduction to mathematical
biology financial mathematics functional analysis linear statistical models medical
statistics partial differential equations probability models ring theory

How will I learn?

We recognise that new students have a range of mathematical backgrounds and that the
transition from A level to university-level study can be challenging, so we have designed our
first-term modules to ease this. Although university modes of teaching place more emphasis
on independent learning, you will have access to a wide range of support from tutors.
Teaching and learning are by a combination of lectures, workshops, lab sessions and
independent study. All modules are supported by small-group teaching in which you can
discuss topics raised in lectures. We emphasise the doing of mathematics as it cannot be
passively learnt. Our workshops are designed to support the solution of exercises and
Most modules consist of regular lectures, supported by classes for smaller groups. You
receive regular feedback on your work from your tutor. If you need further help, all tutors and
lecturers have weekly office hours when you can drop in for advice, individually or in
groups. Most of the lecture notes, problem sheets and background material are available on
the Departments website.
Upon arrival at Sussex you will be assigned an academic advisor for the period of your study.
They also operate office hours and in the first year they will see you weekly. This will help
you settle in quickly and offers a great opportunity to work through any academic problems.

Foundation Mathematics
30 credits
Autumn & spring teaching, Year 0
This module covers the mathematics required for progression to year 1 of courses in physics,
engineering or mathematics. You cover algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus
(differential and integral), vectors, complex numbers and series. Including:

Algebra: algebraic relationships. Equalities and inequalities. Remainder and factor theorems.
Factorisation. Quadratic equations. Partial fractions. Indices and logarithms.
Geometry and trigonometry: revision of some Euclidean geometry. Cartesian coordinates
and straight lines. Inequalities and regions. Basic trigonometry. Trigonometric relationships.
Compound angles.
Calculus 1: (differentiation) basic differentiation. The product and quotient rule. Function of
a function. Differentiation of parametric forms and implicit functions. Second order
differentiation and turning points.
Calculus 2: (Integration) basic integration. Standard integrals, integration by inspection, by
substitution, by parts, using partial fractions. Definite integrals. Solution of first order
differential equations by separation of variables.
Coordinate geometry 2: polar coordinates.
Vectors: addition and subtraction. Decomposition and resolution. Scalar and vector
Complex numbers: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Complex roots of
quadratic equations. The Argand diagram.
Series and approximations: permutations and combinations. Arithmetic and geometric
progressions. Binomial theorem. Maclaurin's and Taylor's theorem.