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n.BA.BT.Mat2.21HS (Mathematics 2)
Module: Mathematics 2
This information was generated on: 02 October 2022
No.
n.BA.BT.Mat2.21HS
Title
Mathematics 2
Credits
4
Description
Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2022
Study Programme
Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable
RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type
X
Compulsory Module
Elective Module
Optional Module
Planned Semester
2nd Semester
Module Coordinator
Lukas Hollenstein
Telephone / EMail
+41 (0)58 934 54 02 /
lukas.hollenstein
@zhaw.ch
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Lukas Hollenstein
Entrance Requirements
Mathematics 1, Information Technology 1
Learning Outcomes and Competencies
Students will be able to
apply integration in the context of balance equations.
perform basic vector & matrix arithmetic
recognise ordinary differential equations and verify solutions.
set up differential equations from balance considerations
determine equilibrium solutions to differential equations and sketch slope fields
solve differential equations using separation of variables (analytically) and Euler’s method (numerically).
handle differential equations and their solutions in the context of applications (population & reaction models).
plot, derive and integrate multivariable functions
determine local extreme values of multivariable functions and apply this to simple optimisation problems
explain the meaning of and interpret the Fourier series and Fourier spectra.
Module Content
The integral as an aggregation of in and outflow
Basics of linear algebra (vectors & matrices)
Ordinary differential equations
Multivariable functions
Fourier series and Fourier transformations
Followup Modules

Methods of Instruction
Lectures focusing on applications, guided selfstudy (exercises) in practice groups, autonomous selfstudy (preparation and followup with instructional videos & script)
Digital Resources
Script, exercises, instructional videos
Lesson Structure / Workload
Contact Hours
42
Guided SelfStudy
14
Independent SelfStudy
64
Total Workload
120
Classroom Attendance
Yes, attendance is mandatory.
Assessment
Written exam at the end of the semester as eassessment and on paper (67%)
The course work (33%) component consists of several assignments (e.g. written tests, eassessments, small group assignments).
If there is a low number of participants, the lecturer may change the form of a repeat examination after consultation with the head of the study programme: e.g. an oral examination can be used to replace a written one. Please report any changes to the form of examinations by email to
pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch
and Cc. Head of study programme.
Language of Instruction
German
Comments
The Mathematics 2 module is part of the Mathematics 2 module group.
Note
Additional available versions:
1.0 start 01 August 2021
Course: Mathematics 2
No.
n.BA.BT.Mat2.21HS.V
Title
Mathematics 2
Note
No module description is available in the system for the cutoff date of 02 October 2022.