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Mathematics in Education, Research and Applications (MERAA), 2020(6), 2

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Published online 2020-12-30

Analysis and evaluation of students' results in the subject of Mathematics for Technicians

Vladimír Matušek, Eva Matušeková
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovak Republic

Article Fulltext (PDF), pp. 80–87

Integral calculus is a branch of mathematics concerned with the determination, properties, and application of integrals. It is predominantly used in technical applications. Technical engineers, statics, physicists and others use it in their calculations on practice. There was a requirement from practice for technical universities to include integral calculus in their curricula. The subject Mathematics for Technicians is taught at the Department of Mathematics, the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. The content of this subject is to teach its students to calculate indefinite and definite integral. Our research analysed students' knowledge in counting indefinite and definite integral. We used the methodology of evaluation and comparison of test results taken in the 8th week of the term and at the end of the term. The main hypothesis saying that the results of students’ tests taken at the end of the term are better that those taken in the mid- term has confirmed to be correct.

Keywords: integral calculus, definite and indefinite integral, tests, requirements from practice, mathematical statistics
JEL Classification: C02, C11, I210