ENGEN10120B (HAM)
Engineering Mathematics 1A
15 Points
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Stephen Joe
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Paper Description
The paper consists of four parts.
 Some foundational material in Mathematics.
 An introduction to calculus from an engineering perspective.
 An introduction to linear algebra.
 Complex numbers.
Paper Structure
Each week students should
 Watch the prerecorded lectures online.
 Either attend in person the weekly workshop if you are resident in Hamilton or participate online if you are not resident in Hamilton.
 Either attend in person a weekly one hour tutorial if you are signed up for one or participate in the online tutorial if you are signed up for this. (The online tutorial is intended for students not resident in Hamilton during the trimester.)
 Put in at least 5 additional hours of study.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
The overall assessment mark will be made up of :
TWO Tests during the teaching trimester each worth 20% for a total of 40%.
 Starting on Tuesday 18 August
 Starting on Tuesday 6 October
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 test and on the distribution of grades in the missed assessment.
A workshop grade worth 10%
 There will be 12 workshops and the best 10 will be counted. This is an inclass assessment in which group work is encouraged.
 The best (n2) out of n policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two workshops 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 10 tutorialbased assignments and the best 8 assignments will be counted. Assignments should be your own work and copying may lead to referral to the University's Student Discipline Committee.
 The best (n2) out of n 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 TEST worth 35% which is compulsory.
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 some of the assessment work.
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 paper. Assignments are posted on Moodle. The Gradebook for this paper can also be accessed through Moodle. It is your responsibility to check your marks are correctly entered.
Panopto will be used for the recorded lectures. It is expected that Zoom will be used for interactive sessions.
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