MAT1012 – Mathematics 2
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course continues on the topics of systems of linear equations and differential equations from MAT1001, and is split into two main topics:
1) More function theory in one and several variables(maximum- and minimum problems, integration and linear approximation). Applications.
2) More linear algebra(Linear transformations, linear independence, invertible matrices, diagonalisation). Systems of differential equations. Applications.
Under the motto "More mathematics" this course provides you with more mathematical knowledge which will be of central importance for further studies in natural sciences such as e.g. chemistry. The objective is to provide you with more analytic and numerical skills that can be applied to problems in natural sciences.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
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
- 8 credits overlap with MAT1010 – Mathematics for applications II (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with MAT1011 – More Mathematics (discontinued)
- 3 credits overlap with MAT1000 – Mathematics for applications I (discontinued)
- 4 credits overlap with MAT1100 – Calculus
- 10 credits overlap with MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra
- 5 credits overlap with MA100
- 5 credits overlap with MA001
- 8 credits overlap with MAT110
The overlap between the 3 courses MAT1001 – Mathematics 1 (discontinued), MAT1012 – Mathematics 2 (discontinued), MAT1100 – Calculus is 10 credits in total; you get 20 credits for these 3 courses. The same goes if you replace MAT1001 – Mathematics 1 (discontinued) with MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra.
For information about the potential partial overlap with other courses, contact the Department.
4 hours of lectures and 2 hours problem solving in plenum per week. In addition there will be individual exercise solving sessions during the week, with guidance available.
2 mandatory assignments. Detailed information about compulsory assignments will be published on the course information page at the beginning of the semester.
A digital written midterm exam and final written exam at the end of the semester will both add up to the final grade. Both exams are compulsory and have to be taken in the same semester.
Midterm exam counts for 1/3 and the final exam counts for 2/3. The final grade is based on the total score and a general impression after the final examination.
Examination support material
Midterm examination: No support materials permitted.
Final examination: Approved calculator.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.