Mathematics 1 for flexible engineer programme
2015-2016 - 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

Re-sit August 2016

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%