General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Joan Triadó Aymerich

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Moses Burset Albareda

Teaching languages

  • Catalan


Basic skills
  • B5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy


Specific skills
  • E1_Training for the resolution of mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. Train to apply knowledge about: linear algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculus; differential equations and partial derivatives; numerical methods; numerical algorithm; statistics and optimization

Transversal competences
  • T2_That students have the ability to work as members of an interdisciplinary team either as one more member, or performing management tasks, in order to contribute to developing projects with pragmatism and a sense of responsibility, making commitments taking into account available resources



It is an introductory course in linear algebra and differential calculus with the purpose of leveling students' mathematical knowledge and laying a firm methodological basis for developing the calculations needed in engineering.

Tecnocampus will provide teachers and students with the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode, if necessary.



Topic 1: Vector spaces
  Coordinate systems
  Euclidean vector space
  Generalization of the vector concept
  Linear dependence of vectors. Bases
  Values ​​and vectors of a square matrix

Topic 2: Systems of linear equations
  Operations with matrices
  Gauss and Gauss-Jordan method
  Definition and properties of determinants
  Cramer's rule

Topic 3: Real functions
  Definition and graphics
  Function transformation
  Examples of functions
  Limit of a function
  Continuity of a function

Topic 4: Derivation of real functions
  Definition of derivative
  Basic rules of derivation
  Concepts associated with the second derivative
  Indeterminate forms of limits (Rule of the Hospital)

Topic 5: Sequences and series
  Concept of succession
  Limit of a succession
  Power series
  Polynomial approximation of functions

Evaluation system

-First (partial) individual exam: 35%
- Second (final) individual exam: 35%
-Individual questions in class: 30%

If in the partial exam (algebra) the grade was equal to or higher than 4, you can choose to take the whole final exam or just the second part (analysis). If the first part grade was lower than 4, the final exam will be 70% of the grade and the entire subject will be evaluated.

During all classes, individual questions will be asked and evaluated (minimum 2 per student) that will represent 30% of the final grade (oral exam type)

If in the final exam the grade is not higher than 4, you will have to go to the recovery exam.

The maximum grade that can be obtained in the recovery exam will be 8.



Course notes (available on the virtual campus)

Steiner, Erich. Mathematics for applied sciences. Ed. Reverté (Barcelona, ​​2003) ISBN: 84-291-5159-1


M. Krasnov et al. Higher mathematics course for engineers. Ed. look (1990)

Lay, David C; Murrieta Murrieta, Jesús Elmer. Linear algebra and its applications. Ed. Pearson (3rd ed), 2007. (