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
- Partial differentiation
- First and second order ordinary differential equations
- Vector algebra and vector valued functions
Teaching Methods (additional text)
- 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
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
August for the written exam.
Code C: Specified printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
Read more about permitted examination aids.
Edwards & Penney: Calculus. Pearson: ISBN 9781292022178
Credit reduction due to overlapping courses REA1042 and REA1051: 100%