ENGEN10121A (HAM)
Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Ian Hawthorn
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G.3.03
ian.hawthorn@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Alista Fow
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EF.2.04
alista.fow@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
The paper consists of two parts.
 An introduction to calculus from an engineering perspective.
 A brief introduction to linear algebra.
Paper Structure
Each week students should
 attend all 3 lectures.
 attend the weekly workshop.
 attend a one hour tutorial.
 watch moodle for notices and supplementary material
 put in at least 5 additional hours of study.
Students unable to attend on campus should
 watch all 3 lectures.
 watch the weekly workshop.
 attend a one hour zoom tutorial.
 watch moodle for notices and supplementary material
 put in at least 5 additional hours of study.
If the covid alert level requires it, we will shift the paper online.
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%. Dates to be announced.
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 workshop grade worth 5%
 There will be 10 workshops and the best 8 will be counted. This is an in class 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.
 should it be necessary to move the class online, worskop assessments will be replaced by online quizzes.
A tutorial component of 15%
 There will be 10 tutorial based assignments and the best 8 marks will be counted. Assignments should be your own work and copying may lead to referral to the university disciplinary 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 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.
Special arrangements for tests and exams will be made ONLY for those based off campus and for those who can document a reason (such as covid isolation) why they are unable to attend in person.
If the covid alert level rises so that in person assessment is no longer possible, we will move everything online. Assignments will be submitted and returned online. Tests will be given online and workshops will be replaced with online quizzes. Should this happen we reserve the right to adjust the weightings of each assessment in whatever fashion seems appropriate. How the weights change will depend on when during the semester this happens.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Higher Engineering Mathematics (Eighth edition), John Bird, Routledge 2017
This text is very affordable especially considering that we will also be using it as a text in two other Engineering Mathematics papers. It is an excellent and concise reference; a very good book to have on your shelf as an Engineer. I highly recommend you buy a copy.
Recommended Readings
Engineering Mathematics, K. A. Stroud (with Dexter J. Booth), 7th Edition, Industrial Press, Inc
This is the text we have used in previous years. It is less concise than Bird, but it does a very good job of explaining elementary concepts. If you struggle with Bird, Stroud may help. It is usually very expensive, however Bennetts got stranded with a bunch of copies and are selling it at half price.
Schaum’s Outlines ‘Calculus’ (6th Edn), Ayres & Mendelson, McGrawHill. (Soft cover).
This is the text for MATHS101 (Intro to Calculus); useful reading for those who want more theory. Schaum's outline series books are noted for their excellent worked examples.
“Elementary Linear Algebra”, Applications Version, 11th Edition by Anton and Rorres, Wiley.
Anton is a good linear algebra text often used in MATHS102. Multiple editions are available. This one has some excellent applications.
Other Resources
The required calculator for tests and for the examination is a CASIO 82 variant. The CASIO 82 Au Plus II is the latest iteration in this series of calculators. These are not expensive. We have a required calculator so that we know what capabilities it has, and in order to make tests and exams fairer. Calculators are for quick calculations only. For any serious work you should be using some sort of computer package running on decent hardware. In particular graphing and CAS calculators are not required or recommended for this paper and will not be permitted in tests and exams.
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. 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 recordings of lectures can also be accessed via the Moodle page.
Students unable to attend in person should contact the lecturer. We have made provision for a small number of students to work totally online. There will be a zoom tutorial and those enrolled in it can also submit their work online. However we would prefer it if only those who are unable to attend in person made use of this option.
In the event of another covid lockdown, we will move everything online.
Workload
Linkages to Other Papers
The content of ENGEN101 can also be found in the papers MATHS165, MATHS101 and MATHS102.
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: Any one of MATHS165, MATHS166, or FOUND007, or 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus; or equivalent.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: MATH101, MATHS101, ENGG184, ENGEN184