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CSM2179 - Mathematics 2 (2012)

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MODULE TITLEMathematics 2 CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2179 MODULE CONVENER Ken O'Brien (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 10
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 80
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Mathematics is at the heart of all Science and Engineering subjects.  Provided the student has passed the CSM1027 and CSM1033 modules in year one, or passed an equivalent maths course on a recognised external course this module takes students further towards the level required to use maths as a tool in their other chosen pathways and modules.  As well as providing a clear reinforcement of those areas of maths that will be required, the module identifies mathematical principles and techniques which can be directly applied in their subject specialism.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The module aims to extend the work encountered in the first year maths courses CSM1027 & CSM1033 or an equivalent level 1 maths course. The module familiarises students with several level 2 mathematical topics encountered in applied mathematical problems on other modules, assisting them in developing a high level of expertise in problem solving in engineering-related areas.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to demonstrate:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1.An understanding and application of level 2 mathematical techniques in the areas of numerical methods, curve fitting, differential equations, partial differentiation, probability and transform maths
 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

2.The ability to formulate questions in mathematical terms and hence solve problems encountered in engineering-related areas

 

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

3.An ability to manage learning using resources for the discipline; an ability to develop working relationships of a professional nature within the discipline.
4.An ability to identify key areas of problems and choose appropriate tools/methods for their resolution in a considered manner.
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Week 1    Calculus review / Maclaurin & Taylor series expansions

Week 2    Interpolation

Week 3    Curve fitting / Regression

Week 4    First order differential equations   

Week 5    Second order differential equations

Week 6    Partial differentiation and optimisation              

Week 7    Probability Distributions

Week 8    Reliability / Eigenvalues & Eigenvectors

Week 9    Laplace Transforms: Solutions to Differential Equations

Week 10  Final topic tutorial and module review

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 30 Lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 10 Tutorials (whole group)
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 10 Optional small group tutorials
Guided independent study 110 Lecture & assessment preparation; private study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Weekly tutorial sheets 2-3 hours each 1,4 Model answers
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
MCQ tests 10 6 hours 1 Computer-based

Written courseworks (TMA1 - TMA3)

30 3-6 hours each 1-4

In-script marks, summary comments & tutorial discussion

Examination 60 2 hours 1-4 Tutor meeting
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Additional exam As above August Ref/Def period
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

1 piece of CW 40% and/or 1 Exam 60%

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

 

HELM & MathAid(UoP)                                            

 

Web based and electronic resources:

 

MathCentre:  www.mathcentre.ac.uk                                      

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Stroud, K.A Engineering Mathematics 6th-7th Macmillan 2013 9781137031204 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM1027, CSM1033
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 27 June 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 14 September 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Engineering, Mathematics