# Pure Mathematics, Short Course

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University rank #501 (WUR)
Pure Mathematics is one of the oldest creative human activities and this module introduces its main topics. Group Theory explores sets of mathematical objects that can be combined – such as numbers, which can be added or multiplied, or rotations and reflections of a shape, which can be performed in succession. This module is offered at at The Open University UK.
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## Overview

Linear Algebra explores 2- and 3-dimensional space and systems of linear equations, and develops themes arising from the links between these topics. Analysis, the foundation of calculus, covers operations such as differentiation and integration, arising from infinite limiting processes. To study this module you should have a sound knowledge of relevant mathematics as provided by the appropriate OU level 1 study.

#### What you will study

Pure mathematics can be studied for its own sake, because of its intrinsic elegance and powerful ideas, but it also provides many of the principles that underlie applications of mathematics.

This Pure Mathematics module at The Open University UK is suitable whether you want a basic understanding of mathematics without taking the subject further, or to prepare for higher-level modules in pure mathematics, or if you teach mathematics (it includes a good deal of background to the A-level mathematics syllabuses, for example).

## Detailed Programme Facts

• Programme intensity Part-time
• Credits
60 alternative credits
• Languages
• English
• Delivery mode
On Campus

## Programme Structure

Courses include:

• Introduction
• Group theory
• Linear Algebra
• Analysis

## English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

## General Requirements

• Normally, to study this module you should have completed the OU level 1 module Essential mathematics 2 or the discontinued module.
• This level 1 module is ideal preparation. It provides you with a good basic knowledge of algebraic manipulation, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, functions, differentiation and integration, and mathematical language and proof.

## Living costs for Milton Keynes

• 848 - 1350 GBP/month
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