Foundation Mathematics


The subject introduces the aspects of algebra, functions and calculus that are considered fundamental and that are required in subsequent technical courses. Students are shown how to provide systematic and detailed answers to problems using standard mathematical notation, thus enhancing their written communication skills. Topics include algebra, polynomial functions, geometry, trigonometric functions, calculus, logarithmic and exponential functions and introduction to sequences and series. This subject is taken by students with moderate mathematical background as a prelude to Mathematical Modelling 1.