Science and Engineering Mathematics 1A module (EG11003)

Gain confidence with existing mathematical skills and a deeper understanding of mathematics to build a strong foundation for further mathematics modules.

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Credits

20

Module code

EG11003

Mathematics is essential to the work of an engineer. This module will help you gain confidence with your existing mathematical skills and a deeper understanding of mathematics. You will learn to utilize your existing skills in new ways that are relevant to the field of engineering.

This module focuses on fundamental aspects of mathematics, allowing you to build a strong foundation for further engineering mathematics modules.

What you will learn

In this module you will:

consolidate your current mathematical knowledge

re-examine your understanding of key maths topics

develop confidence with fundamental tools in mathematics

mathematically prepare for future modules in engineering and mathematics

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

confidently rearrange algebra

identify and interpret properties of functions

solve equations and inequalities

solve problems in trigonometry

use directed line segments to solve geometrical problems

use vectors to find distances between any two points

differentiate using the power rule and the chain rule to find rates of change

sketch graphs of functions using differentiation

integrate functions to find the areas of non-standard shapes

Assignments / assessment

Weekly Quizzes (50%)

2 Class Tests (50%)

Teaching methods / timetable

Video lectures

explanation of each week's topic which you can view in your own time

complemented with detailed lecture notes

Weekly tutorials

interactive problem solving class

to test your understanding of the video content

Seminars

discusses detailed solutions to key questions on each week's question worksheet