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Differential calculation (3 cr)

Code: AT00CN99-3003

General information


21.11.2022 - 30.11.2023


01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Virtual portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Faculty of Technology (LAB)



Teaching languages

  • Finnish
  • English

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence and optional courses, Bachelors


  • Päivi Porras



Implementation and methods of teaching

All lecturing material and exercises are open in moodle, so this course is meant to be studied at your own pace.

The course is completed with moodle exercises.

Lecturing material and exercises are available in English and in Finnish.

This course is highly recommended, if you are planning mastering your diploma.

LAB student: Send an email when you have registered for the course. Otherwise, it may take time to accept the enrollment. Registrations are not accepted during summer breaks.

Learning material and recommended literature

All material is in Moodle.


Derivation of exponential and logarithmic functions
Derivation of trigonometric and arcus functions
Applying derivation in engineering
Basics of integrals
Integrals of trigonometric, arc functions, exponential functions and logarithmic functions
Applying integrals in engineering
First and second order differential equations

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

The basic knowledge required for attending this course is Technical mathematics 2 or corresponding knowledge in derivation of polynomial functions.

Assessment criteria

Grade is determined as a sum of exercise packages. More detailed information is given in moodle.

Assessment scale


Failed (0)

A student cannot solve mechanical exercises well enough. Less than 33% of maximum scores.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

A student knows methods for differential calculation and can solve simple mechanical exercises.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

A student understands requirements of differential calculation and is able to apply them in some extent in engineering problems. At least 59% of maximum scores.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

A student masters differential calculation and is able to analyze engineering problems. At least 85 % of maximum scores.