Mathematics 2 for electrical engineering
2015-2016 - REA2081 - 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.


  • 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 in-depth knowledge in the areas of linear algebra with selected applications and power series, with


  • 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.


Systems of linear equations:

  • Matrices
  • Vector spaces
  • Linear transformations
  • Eigensystems and diagonalisation
  • Series, sequences and convergence
  • Taylor and Fourier series
  • Difference equations
  • Fourier-, Laplace- and z-transforms

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)


 For Fleksibel ingeniørutdanning:

  •  Nettforelesninger
  •  Oppgaveløsing
  •  Nettmøter (Elluminate, samlinger)

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

See Norwegian version.

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: 2013.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit August 2016

Examination support

Support material code C.

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  

Glyn James:  Advanced Modern Engineering Mathematics

Edwards & Penney: Calculus 

Lecture notes published on classfronter.

Replacement course for

Matematikk 15 (REA1051) og Matematikk 20 (REA2051)

Additional information

Credit reduction due to overlapping course REA2051: 100%