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EG1504: ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:35


Course Overview

The course presents fundamental mathematical ideas useful in the study of Engineering. A major focus of the course is on differential and integral calculus. Applications to Engineering problems involving rates of change and averaging processes are emphasized. Complex numbers are introduced and developed. The course provides the necessary mathematical background for other engineering courses in level 2.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ran Levi

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  1. Complex Numbers: the arithmetic of complex numbers.  Argand diagrams. Modulus, conjugate, argument etc. Polar form and de Moivre's theorem.  Solution of zn = 1. Theory of polynomial equations: roots and factors of polynomials. Fundamental theorem of Algebra. Complex roots of real polynomials occur in conjugate pairs.

  2. Revision of differential calculus: derivatives, sum and product rule. Higher derivatives. Classification of critical (stationary) points, sign test and 2nd derivative tests, maxima and minima.  Higher derivatives.

  3. Further differential calculus: chain and quotient rule. Inverse functions. The functions arcsin, arccos, arctan and their derivatives. The exponential function and natural logarithms. Hyperbolic functions.

  4. Approximation & Taylor Series: The idea of approximating one function by another. Linear (first) approximation. Second and higher approximations. Infinite series and Taylor series.

  5. Revision of integral calculus:  indefinite and definite integrals, integration of some simple functions.

  6. Further integral calculus: integration by substitution and by parts. Applications of integration.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Engineering (Civil)
  • BSc Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)
  • BSc Engineering (General)
  • BSc Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor Of Engineering In Engineering Electronic & Software
  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Chemical)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Petroleum)
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Environmental)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Structural)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with Oil & Gas Studies)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mechanical and Electrical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering
  • Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En
  • Master Of Engineering In Electronic & Software Engineering
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Management
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Euro Studs
  • Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Eng with Management
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

111 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: One written examination of two hours duration (80%) and in-course assessment (20%). The in-course assessment comprises a single Class Test to be done in 45 minutes.
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

Formative Assessment

None.

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