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The subject of Mathematical Foundations 1 has been placed in the first semester of the first year because its knowledge constitutes a tool for the better development of other subjects.
In this case, special emphasis is placed on the fundamental elements of the differential and integral calculation of functions of a real variable.
Its contents serve as a basis for other disciplines and the best development of the subject of Mathematical Foundations 2.
In addition, elements of matrix algebra, vector analysis and geometry from the analytical point of view are included.
General Competences (CG)
Basic Competences and Competences included under the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)
Inherent transversal competences:>>Cognitive Instrumental
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Inherent transversal competences:>>Technological Instrumental
Specific Competences:>>Preparatory Block
The contents taught in the subject of Mathematical Foundations 1 serve, on the one hand, as a basis for the development of other disciplines and, on the other, provide a basic training of mathematical elements necessary for the knowledge of physical models.
The first block considers the two basic concepts of infinitesimal calculus for the construction of models, the derivative and the integral. For these fundamental concepts, the main objective is the application of the derivative concept as a reason for change and the integral concept for the calculation of areas and volumes. The use of both concepts and their applications constitute a fundamental tool whose development can be carried out with the help of computational software.
In a second block the main objective is the knowledge of vectorial and matrix algebra elements that allow a better development of other disciplines.
The analytical and practical study of the contents is complemented with the use of computer software, a tool that will allow a better learning and application of the contents.