Mathematics 1
2014-2015 - REA1141 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The students will learn mathematical tools and methods for engineering problem solving, and acquire a foundation for further study in mathematics and engineering. The course emphasizes manual computation and basic concepts.


  • understand the relevance of mathematics in engineering problem solving.
  • able to identify applications of mathematics in engineering subjects.
  • have an appropriate toolbox with mathematical symbols and formulas
  • know different types of mathematical computer programs

The subject shall give knowledge in the areas of differentiation, integration, differential equation and complex numbers.


  • do computations with symbols and formulas
  • apply differentiation and integration on simple practical problems
  • modelling and solving of simple differential equations
  • able to do mathematical thinking and reasoning

The skills are  developed by applications to the knowledge areas


  • Sets and numbers
  • Complex numbers
  • Functions
  • Differentiation
  • Partial differentiation
  • Integration
  • First and second order ordinary differential equations
  • Vector algebra and vector valued functions

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

  •  Lectures
  • Problem solving training sessions

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Portfolio assessment (counts 40%)
  • Written exam, 4hours (counts 60%)
  • Each part must be individually approved
  • Portfolio assessment is based on results of  tests

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Examination support


Teaching Materials

Edwards & Penney, Calculus, Early Transcendentals.

Additional information

Credit reduction due to overlapping courses REA1042 and REA1051: 100%