MATH10230 Mathematics for Agriculture I

Academic Year 2023/2024

MATH10230 is an introductory module in mathematics which is designed to complement the Agricultural Science programme.
Topics covered include
Introduction: numbers, arithmetic, exponents, sets, functions, trigonometry
Calculus: more on functions, graphs, discontinuities, secants to tangents, slope and derivative, calculating the derivative of a polynomial, exponential function, inverse functions, log function
Applications: velocity, acceleration, finding a maximum, graphs, linear approximation
Integration: areas under a curve, anti-derivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus
Prelude to Probability: Permutations and Combinations, Sample spaces, events, probability measure, equiprobability, examples

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The successful student will be able to work confidently with the mathematical techniques of subsequent programme modules
and be able to formulate scientific problems involving the rate of change of a process in terms of the mathematics of differential calculus

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials, enquiry, and problem-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
MATH10030 - Maths for Business, MATH10250 - Intro Calculus for Engineers , MATH10310 - Calculus for Science, MATH20130 - Fund. Actuarial Mathematics I, MST00050 - Mathematics: An introduction, MST10010 - Calculus I

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment in the tutorials Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Exam at the end of the trimester 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Professor Nial Friel Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Matteo Lotriglia Tutor
Saeedeh Mohammadi Tutor
Boris Morin Tutor
Timothy O'Brien-Pifer Tutor