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Course Detail

Course Name Remedial Mathematics – Theory
Program Pharm. D.
Semester One
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


‘Remedial Mathematics – Theory’ is a course offered in the first year of Pharm. D. program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Scope & Objectives

Course Duration: 3 Hrs./Week


This is an introductory course in mathematics. This subjects deals with the introduction to matrices, determinants, trigonometry, analytical geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus, differential equations, laplace transform.


Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  1. Know Trignometry, Analytical geometry, Matrices, Determinant, Integration, Differential equation, La- place transform and their applications;
  2. Solve the problems of different types by applying theory; and
  3. Appreciate the important applications of mathematics in pharmacy.

Course Materials

Text books

  1. Differential calculus By Shantinarayan
  2. Text book of Mathematics for second year pre-university by Prof.B.M.Sreenivas

Reference books

  1. Integral calculus By Shanthinarayan
  2. Engineering mathematics By B.S.Grewal
  3. Trigonometry Part-I By S.L.Loney

Lecture Wise Program


  1. Algebra: Determinants, Matrices
  2. Trigonometry: Sides and angles of a triangle, solution of triangles
  3. Analytical Geometry: Points, Straight line, circle, parabola
  4. Differential calculus: Limit of a function, Differential calculus, Differentiation of a sum, Product, Quo- tient Composite, Parametric, exponential, trigonometric and Logarithmic function. Successive differen- tiation, Leibnitz’s theorem, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem on homogeneous functions of two variables
  5. Integral Calculus: Definite integrals, integration by substitution and by parts, Properties of definite integrals.
  6. Differential equations: Definition, order, degree, variable separable, homogeneous, Linear, heteroge- neous, linear, differential equation with constant coefficient, simultaneous linear equation of second order.
  7. Laplace transform: Definition, Laplace transform of elementary functions, Properties of linearity and shifting.

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