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CSM2179 - Mathematics 2 (2019)

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MODULE TITLEMathematics 2 CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2179 MODULE CONVENERDr Houry Melkonian (Coordinator), Dr Markus Mueller
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 10 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 25
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 recognised external mathematics course. This module takes students further towards the level required to use mathematics as a tool in their other chosen pathways. As well as providing a clear reinforcement of those areas of mathematics that will be required, the module identifies mathematical principles and techniques which can be directly applied in their subject specialism.

 

Prerequisite modules: CSM1027, CSM1033 or equivalent.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The module aims to extend the work encountered in the first year maths courses CSM1027, CSM1033 or an equivalent Stage 1 (NQF Level 4) mathematics 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:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

  1. understand and apply Stage 2 (NQF Level 5) mathematical techniques in the areas of numerical methods, curve fitting, differential equations, partial differentiation, probability and transform mathematics.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

  1. formulate questions in mathematical terms and hence solve problems encountered in engineering-related areas.
  2. take data from a range of sources and undertake simple modeling tasks with external guidance.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:

  1. manage learning using resources for the discipline; an ability to develop working relationships of a professional nature within the discipline;
  2. identify key areas of problems and choose appropriate tools/methods for their resolution in a considered manner.
 
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
  • calculus review / Maclaurin and Taylor series expansions;
  • interpolation;
  • curve fitting / regression;
  • first order differential equations;
  • second order differential equations;
  • partial differentiation and optimisation;
  • probability distributions;
  • reliability;
  • Laplace transforms: solutions to differential equations;
  • module review.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 44.00 Guided Independent Study 106.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 44 Lectures, tutorials, and IT workshops
Guided independent study 106 Lecture and 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 1,4,5 Model answers

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
2 written assignments 20% each 2-4 hours each 1-5 Written (annotated scripts) and oral feedback
written exam (closed book) 60% 2 hours 1,2,5 Annotated scripts

 

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
1 coursework 40% Written coursework All above August Ref/Def period
Exam 60% Written Exam (2 hours) All above August Ref/Def period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

 

 

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

Basic Reading:

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

HELM & MathAid (UoP) - links available on ELE

                                     

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]
Set Rees, D.G Foundation of Statistics Chapman and Hall 1987 9780412285608 [Library]
Set Stroud, K A Advanced Engineering Mathematics 4th Macmillan 2003 000-1-403-90312-3 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM1027, CSM1033
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 January 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 22 October 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Engineering; mathematics.