310-2110/03 – Basics of Mathematics (ZM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mathematics and Descriptive GeometryCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Monika Jahodová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Jan Kotůlek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
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KOT31 RNDr. Jan Kotůlek, Ph.D.
SKA141 Mgr. Pavel Skalný, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Mathematics is essential part of education on technical universities. It should be considered rather the method in the study of technical courses than a goal. Thus the goal of mathematics is train logical reasoning than mere list of mathematical notions, algorithms and methods. Students should learn how to analyze problems, distinguish between important and unimportant, suggest a method of solution, verify each step of a method, generalize achieved results, analyze correctness of achieved results with respect to given conditions, apply these methods while solving technical problems, understand that mathematical methods and theoretical advancements outreach the field mathematics.

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The set of real numbers, operations with algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, trigonometric functions and equations, analytic geometry, arithmetic and geometric sequences.

Compulsory literature:

[1] BIRD, J.: Engineering Mathematics, 4th ed. Newnes 2003. [2] https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ Harshbarger, R.J. - Teynolds, J.J.: Calculus with Applications. D.C. Heath and Company, Lexington 1990, ISBN 0-669-21145-1

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Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Students receive 5-10 point for activities in the seminars. Students write 3 control tests, every with 3 problems. For solution of each problem they receive up to 10 points. Students who get 51-100 points receive the credit.



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compulsory attendance


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Week Syllabus of tutorial -----------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Sets (integers, whole numbers, rational and irrational numbers, real numbers), intervals, operations on intervals (intersection, union, complement,…), neighbourhood of a point, absolute value. 2. Functions of one real variable (definition, domain, range, graph,…) Operations on functions (sum, difference, product, quotient), composite functions, properties of functions (even and odd functions, monotonic functions, bounded functions), one-to-one and inverse functions. 3. Elementary functions (linear, quadratic, rational and algebraic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions) and their properties. Drawing a sketch of the graph, graphs containing an absolute value. 4. Sine and Cosine functions, trigonometric functions. Definition by means of unit circle, values in radian measure, graphs, goniometric identities. 5. Test 1 (examining time: 20-30 minutes). Rational expressions: polynomials, fractions, exponents and roots. 6. Rational expressions: polynomials, fractions, exponents and roots. 7. Algebraic equations: linear equations (possibly with a parameter), quadratic equations (solutions in real numbers and in the complex plane), irrational equations. 8. Systems of two linear (and non-linear) equations in two unknowns. Linear inequalities (solutions by null point method), system of linear inequalities 9. The Exponential and logarithmic equations (inequalities respectively), properties of logarithms. Inverse functions. 10. Test 2 (examining time:20- 30 minutes). Domains of more complicated functions. 11. Analytic geometry in a geometric plane: point, vector, line (equations and a graph), circle (equations, determining its centre and radius). 12. The conic sections: the ellipse, the hyperbola (as a graph of a linear rational function), the parabola (as a graph of a quadratic function). Properties of conics. 13. Tangents to conic sections. Finding common points of a line and a conic. Test 3 (examining time: 20-30 minutes). 14. Reserve. ---

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Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80 %

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2020/2021 (B0715A270012) Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
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