Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A
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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.
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/
The teaching in the paper assumes that students are based in Hamilton. If that is not the case, please email the Convenor to see whether alternative arrangements can be put in place.
Each week students should:
- Attend the lectures or if there are timetable clashes, watch the recorded lectures on Moodle.
- Attend the weekly workshop.
- Attend a weekly one hour tutorial (from the second week of the trimester).
- Put in at least 5 additional hours of study.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Demonstrate understanding of mathematical ideas and notation
Understand foundational mathematical concepts, notation and ideas to a sufficient level to recognise, understand and work with these concepts as they arise in engineering texts, applications, and other engineering papers. (Contributes to Washington Accord attribute WA1)Linked to the following assessments:• Workshops (1)• Assignments (2)• Test 1 (25 August) (3)• Test 2 (6 October) (4)• Final Exam (5)
Recognise the application of mathematics to engineering applications
Appreciate how these ideas can be used as a tool in an engineering context and thus formulate an appropriate mathematical description of engineering problems. (Contributes to WA1, WA2)Linked to the following assessments:• Workshops (1)• Assignments (2)• Test 1 (25 August) (3)• Test 2 (6 October) (4)• Final Exam (5)
Use appropriate mathematical tools to solve problems
Recognise and use appropriate mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems formulated in mathematical terms. (Contributes to WA1, WA3, WA5)Linked to the following assessments:• Workshops (1)• Assignments (2)• Test 1 (25 August) (3)• Test 2 (6 October) (4)• Final Exam (5)
The overall assessment mark will be made up of :
TWO Tests during the teaching trimester each worth 15% each for a total of 30%
- 6.30-7.30 pm on Thursday, 25 August.
- 6.30-7.30 pm on Thursday, 6 October.
If a test is missed due to illness or other good reason, the Convenor must be notified as soon as practicable. Appropriate documentation (for example, a medical certificate issued by a medical practioner) should be supplied. Should the reason be accepted, an estimated mark for the missed test will be used. The estimated mark will be based on your performance in questions in the final exam that are similar to those in the missed test.
A workshop component of 5%
- There will be 11 workshops (there is no workshop on Kingitanga Day, 15 September (TBC)). The assessment associated with the first workshop has zero weighting. After that, the best 8 of the remaining ten workshops will contribute a workshop grade worth 5%. This is an in-class assessment in which group work is encouraged.
- The best (n-2) 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 Convenor.
A tutorial component of 15%
- There will be 10 tutorial-based 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 (n-2) 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 Convenor.
The FINAL EXAM is worth 50% and is compulsory
- In order to obtain a unrestricted pass (C- grade or better) you must get an overall total of at least 50%, and ALSO at least 40% in the final exam. A RP (Restricted Pass) grade is usually awarded if the overall total is at least 50%, but the final exam mark is less than 40%. A RP grade is not sufficient to meet prerequisite requirements for entry into ENGEN102.
Samples of work for accreditation purposes
- If you are enrolled in a BE(Hons), samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples collected will have the student names and ID numbers redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected, then please email the Engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org), to opt out.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|3. Test 1 (25 August)||
|4. Test 2 (6 October)||
|5. Final Exam||
Required and Recommended Readings*
Higher Engineering Mathematics (Ninth Edition), John Bird, Routledge 2021.
This text is very affordable. It is an excellent and concise reference; a very good book to have on your shelf as an Engineer. It is highly recommend you buy a copy. The Eighth Edition from 2017 is also acceptable for this paper. Though the lecture notes mainly refer to chapters and sections in the Ninth Edition, information is provided about the corresponding chapters in the Eighth Edition.
Engineering Mathematics by K. Stroud (with D. Booth), Any Edition, Industrial Press, Inc. The Seventh Edition used to be the textbook for this paper.
Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version by H. Anton and C. Rorres (and A, Kaul for the 12th edition), Any Edition, Wiley.
Schaum’s Outline of Calculus by F. Ayres and E. Mendelson, Any Edition, McGraw-Hill.
Modern Engineering Mathematics by G. James, Any Edition, Pearson.
A standard scientific calculator is required for some of the assessment work. Graphics calculators are permitted in this occurrence of ENGEN101, but might not be permitted in other occurrences or in other papers.
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 lecture recordings which will appear on Moodle.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: Any one of MATHS165, MATHS166, or FOUND007, or 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus; or equivalent.
Restricted papers: MATHS101, ENGEN184