Essential Mathematics for Global Leaders Ⅰ to begin on October 6, 2014

Prof. Dahan  The global leaders who make innovation happen should have basic knowledge of associated field (especially physics, mathematics and information science) enough to find new programs and solve them, in addition to high degree of professionalism. “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders” have a coursework to enhance basic knowledge (Innovation Creation Fundamental Courses).
  “Essential Mathematics for Global Leaders Ⅰ” will be offered. This is a compulsory lecture for students who are in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Lecture Objective

   Mathematics is often considered as a convenient language in Science. Indeed, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Finance, each scientific disciplines hold at different level some numbers, equations, statistics, modelization problems etc. The objective of this course (Essential Maths Ⅰ & Ⅱ) is to provide the foundations to become more autonomous and confident in handling the mathematics occurring in other sciences. Another aspect is to get acquainted with fundamental mathematical terms in English.
   More specifically, Essential Maths Ⅰ is targeted to students who have not attended a math course since some time and as such, the main purpose is to reactivate basic mathematical notions already learned. But with the hindsight and maturity gained by graduate students, therefore the topics will not be covered in details (as a consequence at a rather fast pace). Also, topics will be illustrated by examples from other Sciences.
   If time allows, some new materials like infinite series or multivariate functions may be taught. It is important in Mathematics to practice in order to grasp knowledge, therefore some short Practice Sessions will be set (ideally, with the software Mathematica). Essential Maths Ⅰ is also supposed to prepare to the course Essential Maths Ⅱ which will cover more advanced topics at the undergraduate level.

Lecture Outline

Subject Essential Mathematics for Global Leaders Ⅰ   [14S1000]
Instructor Dahan, Xavier  (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience Graduate Students
Location Conference Room (Main Building Room 135)
Lecture Schedule Date & Time Theme of Lecture
Mon., October 6, 9:00 – 10:30    (Tentative)

  1. Guidance – Introduction to mathematic through a modern perspective.
  2. Equations, Inequalities, Modulus, Polynomials, Fractions.
  3. Functions and graphs. Basic functions, basic graphs and their equations.
  4. Infinitely small and large: limits
  5. Differentiation
  6. Integration
  7. Geometry in the plane and the space. Vectors, norm, projections, symmetry.
  8. Complex numbers.
  9. Combinatorics and probability
  10. Differential equations.
Mon., October 13, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., October 20, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., October 27, 9:00 – 10:30
Thu., November 6, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., November 17, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., November 24, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., December 1, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., December 8, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., December 15, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., December 22, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., January 5, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., January 12, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., January 19, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., January 26, 9:00 – 10:30
Mon., February 2, 9:00 – 10:30

Lecture Brochure


To take this lecture, you need to register through Ochanomizu University’s web registration. The registration process is same as for other lectures in Fall Semester 2014.
Registration Period: October 1 through 14
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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