Mathematics 2 for mechanical and civil engineering
20152016

REA2071
 10 ECTS
On the basis of
REA1141 Mathematics 1
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 modeling and applications.
Knowledge
 Understand the relevance of mathematics in engineering problem solving
 Able to identify applications of mathematics in engineering subjects
 Know the possibilities and limitations of mathematical software
The course gives indepth knowledge in the areas of linear algebra with selected applications, power series and extreme value problems, with:
Skills
 able to understand and use mathematical language.
 able to use mathematical methods and software to solve problems.
 able to judge accuracy of numerical results.
 basic mathematical reasoning
 able to do simple mathematical modeling
The skills are developed by applications to the knowledge areas.
Topic(s)
Systems of linear equations:
 Matrices
 Vector spaces
 Linear transformations
 Eigensystems and diagonalisation
 Series, sequences and convergence
 Taylor series
Difference equations:
 Splines
 The element method
 Extreme value problems in several variables using partial derivatives and the least squares method
Teaching Methods
Lectures
Teaching Methods (additional text)
Regneøvinger
For Fleksibel ingeniørutdanning:
 Nettforelesninger
 Oppgaveløsing
 Nettmøter (Elluminate, samlinger)
Form(s) of Assessment
Portfolio Assessment
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 34 år) til retting og til utarbeiding av eksamensoppgaver. Neste gang: 2013.
Resit examination
Det arrangeres egen kontinuasjonseksamen for den skriftlige eksamenen.
Examination support
Coursework Requirements
At least four problem sheets, including at least one using mathematical software, must be completed to take the exam.
Teaching Materials
Otto Bretscher, Linear algebra with applications
Edwards & Penney, Calculus, Early Transcendentals
Lecture notes published on classfronter
Replacement course for
Matematikk 15 og 20
Additional information
Credit reduction due to overlapping course REA2051: 100%