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*This course is aimed at those students who want to build confidence and skills working in mathematics. This is applies to both those who need to build knowledge and those who simply wish to revise and strengthen their existing knowledge.*

*Mathematics is fundamental tool in Engineering. This course will help develop an understanding of the meaning of the abstract mathematics and this, in turn, helps to improve speed and accuracy working with mathematical notation. Topics covered are listed in the Course Description.*

Study Type | Undergraduate | Level | 1 |
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Session | First Sub Session | Credit Points | 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) |

Campus | Aberdeen | Sustained Study | No |

Co-ordinators |
Sorry, we don't have a record of any course coordinators. |

- Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

None.

- MA1515 Mathematics for Sciences (Studied)

No

- Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms. Powers, laws of indices.
- Co-ordinate geometry: Cartesian co-ordinates, equations of straight line and circle.
- Trigonometry: circles, basic trigonometric functions, identities.
- Basic differentiation: Introduction to the derivative. Slopes. Rate of change and velocity. Derivatives of elementary functions. Differentiable at a point. Differentiable over an interval. The derived function (terms rate of change, average gradient, strictly increasing, strictly decreasing, stationary point (value), maximum turning point (value), minimum turning point (value), point of inflexion, the chain rule, basic trigonometric functions. Higher derivatives. Logarithms.
- Basic integration: Introduction to integration: Integral, integrate, constant of integration, definite integral, limits of integration, indefinite integral. Integration by substitution. Area under a curve. Integration of elementary functions. Evaluate definite integrals. Determine the area bounded by two curves.
- Vectors in three dimensions: Scalar multiple, position vector, unit vector, component. Vector addition and multiplication by a scalar. Scalar product. Determine the distance between two points in three dimensional space.

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

- 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 18, 14 - 18
- 1 Workshop during University weeks 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

3x timed online test (30% each)

lab report (10%)

There are no assessments for this course.

Knowledge Level | Thinking Skill | Outcome |
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Factual | Remember | ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide. |

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