Module Specifications..
Current Academic Year 2023  2024
Please note that this information is subject to change.
 
None Resit of formal examination only 

Description The aims of the modules are  To introduce engineering students to the central role that mathematics plays in the development and practice of engineering. To motivate the comprehension and use of important analytical concepts, calculus methods and linear mathematics fundamental to engineering. To help students to begin to develop the skill of analysing problems in a rational (rigorous, logical) and methodical manner. To develop the studentsâ€™ ability to transfer their mathematical understanding (and the associated methods) to diverse engineering application areas. To introduce students to mathematical computation, realisation and visualisation using Matlab. To help students towards selfdiagnosis and selfhelp in filling gaps in their mathematical education.  
Learning Outcomes 1. Use vectors and associated coordinate systems appropriately in the representation and manipulation of measured quantities 2. Manipulate algebraic expressions. 3. Appropriately apply and manipulate realvalued functions commonly used in engineering applications 4. Demonstrate a repertoire of problemsolving skills and an ability to generalise and transfer ideas, appropriate to simple engineering applications of mathematical concepts; 5. Make effective use of a mathematical software tool such as Matlab in understanding, solving and visualising simple engineering mathematics problems; 6. Use references to appropriately acknowledge the work of others in any work that they submit for assessment 7. Demonstrate selflearning skills for the use of mathematical techniques in engineering contexts, with particular reference to (i) recognising and remedying gaps in their mathematical knowledge and (ii) developing strategies for lifelong learning; 8. Use mathematical terminology and formulae to communicate effectively to other technically literate people  
All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml 

Indicative Content and Learning Activities
Review of algebraic techniques Coordinate Systems Vectors Real valued function concepts Compositions Inverses Standard functions Polynomials Rational functions Trigonometric & exponential functions Introduction to Calculus  
 
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Other Resources None  
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Date of Last Revision  26JAN12  
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