Mathematics 1 for flexible engineer programme
2014-2015 - REA1141F - 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)

  • Premade lectures on internet
  • Meetings on internet
  • Exercises

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam 4 hours

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Sensureres av intern sensor (emnelærer).
Ekstern sensor benyttes periodisk (hvert 3-4 år) til retting og til utarbeiding av eksamensoppgaver. Neste gang: 2014.

Re-sit examination

Det arrangeres egen kontinuasjonseksamen for den skriftlige eksamenen.

Examination support

Utdelt formelsamling.

Coursework Requirements

At least four problem sheets of math problems must be completed to take the exam.

Teaching Materials

Edwards & Penney: Calculus, Early Transcendentals. Pearson. ISBN 9780136158400

Replacement course for

Matematikk 10

Additional information

Credit reduction due to overlapping courses REA1042F and REA1051F: 100%