Mathematics 2 for electrical engineering
Study plans 2016-2017 - REA2081 - 10 ECTS


For "TRES & Y-vei"-students:  Final test in the precourse REA0011 and the folder in REA1141 must be approved. 

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)

Lectures, exercises

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Exam counts 60%
The folder counts 40%

Grading scale for the folder is based on three (3) school tests. 
Exam and folder must be approved separately 

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Censored internally by course coordinator.
External censor is used periodically (every 3-4 years), next time in 2016.

Re-sit examination

For the written exam there will be a re-examination, but not for the folder.

In case of re-examination, the folder need not be redone if former approved.
If the folder is retaken, the exam need not be redone if former approved.   

Examination support

Aid code C (according to NTNU rules )

Coursework Requirements

One submission using mathematical software (Maple), must be approved to make the folder valid..

Teaching Materials

Otto Bretscher :  Linear algebra with applications  

     Glyn James: Advanced Modern Engineering Mathematics  (voluntary)

Edwards & Penney: Calculus  (only the chapter with "infinite series")  

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%