MAT1000 – Mathematics for applications I

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Course content

Real numbers and quantities, functions in one variable, periodic phenomena, continuity and limits, exponential, logarithmic and potential functions, derivation, integration, elementary linear algebra, some calculus of two variables, including partial derivation.

Learning outcome

Achieve knowledge and skills in calculus. Be able to apply the theory on certain problems in natural science.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

2MX from Secondary school.

Overlapping courses

10 credits with MAT1100 – Calculus, MA001 and MAT100.

*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.


Spring: 4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem sessions in plenum per week. Exercises in groups with guidance.

Autumn: 4 hours of lectures, 2 hours of problem sessions in plenum, and 2 hours of exercises per week.


Two compulsory assignments have to be handed in and approved. Midterm exam and written examination at the end of the semester adds up to final grade. Letter grading (A-F).

Midterm exam counts for 1/3 and the written examination at the end of the semester counts for 2/3. The final grade is based on the total score and a general impression after the final examination.

Rules for compulsory assignments at the Department of Mathematics (norwegian only).

Permitted aids at the exam: All written aids and approved calculator.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This subject offers new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. Deferred examinations for students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams will be arranged at the same time. (These valid reasons has to be documented within given deadlines.)

For general information about new and deferred examination, see

More information about examination at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can be found here

Facts about this course




Spring 2008

NB! This course will be replaced by MAT1001 – Mathematics 1 (discontinued) from autumn 2008.


Spring 2008

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