The aim of this course is to equip students with the basic mathematical tools necessary in order to follow subsequent course modules in development practice. Topics include: Why use Mathematics?, Introduction to Simple Mathematical Modelling; Basic Functions: Constant, Linear, Quadratic, Power/exponential/logarithmic functions, Functions of two or more variables; Sequences and Series: Limits, Present value calculations; Basic Trigonometry: Simple Trigonometric Functions, Simple Trigonometric Relations; Basic Co-ordinate Geometry; Basic Differentiation and Applications: The derivative concept, simple rules of differentiation, optimization of functions of one variable, partial derivatives, total differential, optimization of functions of 2 variables; Basic Integration and Applications: Indefinite and Definite integral, simple rules of integration, area under curves, area between curves.