Essential Mathematics 1

The Open University

Course Information

The Essential Mathematics 1 programme offered by The Open University teaches you the essential ideas and techniques that underpin university-level study in mathematics and mathematical subjects such as physics, engineering and economics.

You’ll study a range of fundamental topics – including calculus, vectors, matrices and complex numbers – and use mathematical software to solve problems. You’ll also develop your skills in communicating results and defining problems. This is not a module for beginners.

You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. If you are new to the OU, you will find that your tutor is particularly concerned to help you with your study methods. We may also be able to offer group tutorials (online or face-to-face), that you are encouraged, but not obliged, to attend. The locations of face-to-face tutorials will depend on the distribution of students taking the module.

Successful study of this module should begin to develop your skills in:

– expressing problems in mathematical language
– using mathematical techniques to find solutions to problems
– communicating mathematical ideas clearly and succinctly.

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