ENGEN10120A (TGA)
Engineering Mathematics 1A
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Chanelle Gavin
3532
TCBD.4.02
chanelle.gavin@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Ajit Pal Singh
3533
TCBD.4.02
ajitpal.singh@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
The paper consists of two parts.
 A review of topics from level 3 calculus of importance to engineers.
 A brief introduction to linear algebra.
Paper Structure
This course has four lectures and one tutorial per week. Each week one of the lectures will have a small in class assessment associated with it relating to the material taught in the week. This in class assessment contributes a small amount towards the final grade for the course, see below.
Students should also attend the weekly tutorial as this is an opportunity to ask questions specifically about the assignments and to get extra help with the course content.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
The assessment mark will consist of :
TWO Tests each worth 15% for a total of 30%.
 Tuesday 7 April  6:30 pm  TCBD.2.08
 Tuesday 26 May 6:30 pm  TCBD.2.08
If a test is missed due to illness or other good reason, the lecturer must be notified as soon as practicable. Appropriate documentation (for example a medical certificate issued by a doctor) must be supplied. Should the reason be accepted an estimated grade for the missed work will be used. The estimated grade will be based on results in other assessments including the final examination and on the distribution of grades in the missed assessment.
A in class assessment worth 5%
 There will be 12 in class assessments and the best 10 marks will be counted.
 The best 10 out of 12 policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two assesments due to illness or other good reason without requiring us to process medical certificates. Where serious illness may cause a more prolonged absence, please consult the lecturer.
A tutorial component of 15%
 There will be 11 tutorial based assignments of which only the best 9 marks will be counted. Assignments should be your own work and copying may lead to referral to the university disciplinary committee.
 The best 9 out of 11 policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two assignments due to illness or other good reason without requiring us to process medical certificates. Where serious illness may cause a more prolonged absence, please consult the lecturer.
The FINAL EXAM worth 50%.
 In order to pass this paper with an unrestricted grade (Grade C or better) you must get an overall total of 50% or greater, and ALSO at least 40% in the final exam.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Recommended Readings
“Elementary Linear Algebra”, Applications Version, 11th Edition by Anton and Rorres, Wiley.
Schaum’s Outlines ‘Calculus’ (6th Edn), Ayres & Mendelson, McGrawHill. (Soft cover).
"Modern Engineering Mathematics", 5th Edition by Glyn James, Pearson (2015) (available as an ebook via the library).
Other Resources
A standard scientific calculator is needed for tests and examinations. Graphing and CAS calculators are not permitted.
Octave is a free (GPL ) implementation of MATLAB which we encourage students to download and play with. Matlab is specifically designed to carry out matrix calculations. You can search for it online. Links for download will also appear on Moodle.
Online Support
The Moodle page for this paper is the main forum for notices and information about the course. The gradebook for this paper can be accessed through Moodle. It is your responsibility to check your marks are correctly entered.
PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.
Workload
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: Any one of MATHS165, MATHS166, MATH165, MATH166, CAFS004 or FOUND007, or 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus; or equivalent.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: MATH101, MATHS101, ENGG184, ENGEN184