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Course module: 202001373
Reflection on Mathematical Research I
Course info
Course module202001373
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact F.J. Dijksterhuis
dr. T. Akkaya
Examiner F.J. Dijksterhuis
Contactperson for the course F.J. Dijksterhuis
dr. M.A.J. MacLeod
Lecturer M.G.P. van Veller
Academic year2021
Starting block
1A/  2A
RemarksThis study unit is also used as a unit of study for the double program AM-CS (starting block 1A)
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After successful completion of Reflection on Mathematical Research I the student 
  • has insight in the nature and practice of mathematical research and mathematical modelling.
  • is able to assess the quality of products and processes of scientific research
  • can explain how a problem is translated into mathematics and how a mathematical solution is translated back to societal reality
  • is able to explain the importance (and limitations) of mathematical analysis with respect to societal issues
  • can setup and perform a search for scientific literature on a mathematical topic
The course Reflection on Mathematical Research I starts with introductory lectures on the historical and philosophical background of mathematical models. In these lectures general conceptual tools for the analysis of literature and cases are provided as well as a general historical and philosophical background to think about the nature and role of mathematical modelling. The student also starts with a review of the literature and the setup of a research plan. These latter two components mark the start of the bachelor’s assignment. Furthermore, there will be a lecture on information skills. The students will learn how to set up a search strategy and perform a systematic search for scientific literature. They will need to keep a log of all their searches and discuss this with the information specialist Marco van Veller. Students need to earn a pass for this part before the result for Reflection on Mathematical Research I will be registered in Osiris.
Module 11
Participating study
Bachelor Applied Mathematics
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Presence dutyYes


Reflection on Mathematical Research I

Kies de Nederlandse taal