MATH10240 Mathematics for Agriculture II

Academic Year 2022/2023

MATH10240 is a follow-on module to MATH10230. Students gain a deeper insight into the topics previously introduced and will see new areas of mathematics that will prove useful in solving problems in their chosen field of study. Topics covered include (1) Linear Algebra - matrices, sums, products and inverses, and systems of linear equations by Gaussian elimination. (2) Calculus - trigonometric functions and their derivatives, derivatives of products, quotients and compositions of functions (the product, quotient and chain rules), rational functions and their graphs, singularities and asymptotes, and integration of trigonometric functions and simple rational functions. (3) Probability - sample spaces, outcomes and events, binomial coefficients and applications to computing probabilities, random variables and expectation. (4) Markov processes - stochastic matrices, Markov chains, fixed matrices and long-term behaviour. Examples and applications of these topics will be presented throughout the module.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, the student is expected to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical aspects of the topics covered in this module, and (2) be able to carry out any computations involving the objects described in this module (including, but not limited to, finding the inverse of a matrix, finding the derivative of a trigonometric or rational function, calculating the expectation of a random variable or determining the long-term behaviour of a Markov chain).

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
MATH10230 - Mathematics for Agriculture I

MATH10030 - Maths for Business, MATH10250 - Intro Calculus for Engineers , MATH10270 - Linear Algebra in the Math Sci, MATH10280 - Linear Algebra in the Phys.Sci, MATH10290 - Linear Algebra for Science, MATH10300 - Calculus in the Math. Sciences, MATH10310 - Calculus for Science, MATH10350 - Calculus (MPS), MATH20130 - Fund. Actuarial Mathematics I

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: 2-hour final examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: In-tutorial tests and/or homework Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: WeBWorK tests Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn 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
Dr Cornelia Roessing Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Zhe Yu Tutor