|Unit level:||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s):||Semester 2|
|Offered by||School of Mathematics|
|Available as a free choice unit?:||N
The course unit aims to provide a basic course in various mathematical topics to students in Foundation Year.
Knowledge and understanding: Be familiar with reduction formulae, numerical methods, polar coordinates and geometrical applications of integration.
Intellectual skills: Be able to carry out routine operations involving the topics in the syllabus.
Practical Skills: Be able to use the package Mathematica.
Transferable skills and personal qualities: Have a set of tools and methods that can be applied in the courses given in the host department or in subsequent years.
- Other - 20%
- Written exam - 80%
Assessment Further Information
Coursework (Computerised Assignment) (week 7) Weighting within unit 10%
Mathematica Test (week 12) Weighting within unit 10%
2 hour examination (semester 2) Weighting within unit 80%
2: Numerical Interpolation: Linear Interpolation, Quadratic Interpolation.
1: Numerical Differentiation
2: Numerical Integration: The Trapezoidal Rule, Simpson's Rule.
3: Polar Coordinates: Polar coordinates of points. Polar coordinates of lines and curves. Points of intersection of polar curves
3: Numerical Solution of Equations: Bisection Method, Rule of False Position, Newton-Raphson method
3: Areas, lengths and volumes: Area inside a polar Curve, Volume of Solid of Revolution, Arc Length, Surface Area of Solid of Revolution
3: Recurrence Relations and Reduction Formulae: Recurrance relations, Reduction formulae [f(x)]^n with limits, reduction formulae x^n * f(x) with limits, reduction formulae without limits.
5: Mathematica: General introduction, application to topics in syllabus.
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BOSTOCK, L., & CHANDLER, S. 1994. Core Maths for A-level (2nd ed.). Thornes, Cheltenham. (ISBN9780748717798)
STROUD, K.A, 2007. Engineering mathematics (6th ed.) Palgrave Macmillan, Baisingstoke. (ISBN9781403942463 / ISBN1403942463)
JAMES, G. 2001. Modern engineering mathematics (3rd ed.). Prentice Hall, Harlow. (ISBN0130183199 / ISBN9780130183194)
COOMBES, K. 1998. The Mathematica primer. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (ISBN0521631300 / ISBN0521637155 / ISBN9780521631303 / ISBN9780521637152)
- Lectures - 24 hours
- Tutorials - 11 hours
- Independent study hours - 65 hours