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Applied Mathematical Thinking, Master course

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT856
Autumn 2018
50% Day
Period: 3 September 2018 - 2 November 2018
Cancelled 2018-04-16
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course is mainly intended to strengthen the students’ mathematical thinking, and their ability to apply such thinking in applications, and in their continued studies. The focus is not on mathematical knowledge in the traditional sense, but on the often implied abilities needed to effectively be able to apply the mathematics you already know, and efficiently be able to learn new mathematics. The most important parts are mathematical reasoning, problem solving and modelling. Important aspects such as using the computer as a part of your mathematical thinking, and to be able to communicate with and about mathematics are also integrated in the course.

The course also in a natural way introduces basic mathematical knowledge useful in computer science and other areas, including a selection of Swedish upper secondary courses Mathematics 4 and 5.

By developing the ability to think mathematically, the course complements other more traditional courses in mathematics, and by providing the student with experience of different areas of application, the gap between mathematical theory and relevant applications is bridged.

The core of the course is a number of carefully selected problems, used as starting points for the student’s own learning, where student by working in an investigative way develop their own abilities. We also have lectures which provide a broader understanding, follow-up and perspective. The problems illustrate many different areas of application, and their level of difficulty is adapted to efficiently practice the abilities to think and work mathematically in different situations. In connection with the exercises, we also discuss different problem solving strategies, reflect on solutions, and compare different ways to solve the same problem. We also give an orientation about the role of mathematics in various applications and demonstrate the importance of mathematical computer models. 

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: To be eligible to the course, the student should have a Bachelor's degree in any subject. Specifically, at least 15 credits of successfully completed courses in programming are required.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 375 SEK
First payment: 17 375 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance



Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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