Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B
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The paper covers.
- Functions and trigonometric equations
- More calculus, particularly integration, with applications to engineering problems.
- An introduction to statistics
Each week students should
- attend and actively participate in all 3 lectures.
- attend and actively participate in the weekly workshop.
- attend and actively participate in a one hour tutorial.
- put in at least 5 additional hours of study.
- watch moodle for notices and supplementary material.
Lectures will be recorded and available on panopto. Our recommendation is to use the recordings in addition to attending the lectures in person.
Note the actively participate. This is key for your success in this paper. Engineering maths is not a spectator sport---you learn by doing.
Attendance at your weekly tutorial and workshop is required (and will be logged). If you can't attend (eg, due to illness) contact Dr Alista Fow.
If covid alert levels change, some of these activities may only be available online. Details will be provided as needed.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1WA11.
Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/
Linked to the following assessments:• Workshops (1)• Assignments, including questions set from the textbook (2)• Test 1: in the window 6-8:15pm. Please ensure you are available. (3)• Test 2: in the window 6-8:15pm. Please ensure you are available. (4)• Final Test: D rule applies (5)
- Demonstrate understanding of mathematical ideas and notation in calculus and statistics:
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. (WA1, WA9, WA11)
- Recognise the application of mathematics, especially calculus and statistics, 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. (WA2, WA4)
- Use appropriate mathematical tools from calculus and statistics to solve problems:
Recognise and use appropriate mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems formulated in mathematical terms (WA3, WA5)
- Demonstrate understanding of mathematical ideas and notation in calculus and statistics:
The assessment items are listed here. For the percentage contributions of these to the final mark, see the table a little further down.
If covid-related restrictions (eg lockdowns) mean that in-person assessment is no longer possible we may move everything online. Should this happen we reserve the right to (i) adjust the weightings of each assessment item in whatever fashion seems appropriate, and (ii) change the due dates for any assessment items. How the weights change will depend on what changes we are forced to make and when during the trimester this happens.
See table below for dates. Please ensure you are available for these dates and times. Alternative dates/times will not be available. Tests will be held on-campus (unless covid alert levels do not allow this).
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. Documents submitted more than 3 days after the test date will not usually be accepted.
There will be NO test resits.
A workshop grade.
- There will be 12 workshops with quizzes to be completed at each. The best 10 will be counted. This is an in-class assessment in which working in pairs is encouraged.
A tutorial/assignment component.
- There will be 11 assignments and the best 9 marks will be counted. Assignments should be your own work and copying may lead to a referral to the university disciplinary committee. Essentially, there is an assignment to hand in every week.
- Each weekly assignment sheet will also include tutorial problems. There is no need to hand these in, although you are encouraged to do all of these. Practicing problem solving will improve your chances of doing well in this paper.
The best n-2 out of n policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two assignments/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 FINAL TEST, held in the B trimester exam period. This is a compulsory item of assessment.
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 test (the D rule).
If you are enrolled on 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 taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (email@example.com), to opt out.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% 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|
|2. Assignments, including questions set from the textbook||
|3. Test 1: in the window 6-8:15pm. Please ensure you are available.||
22 Aug 2022
|4. Test 2: in the window 6-8:15pm. Please ensure you are available.||
10 Oct 2022
|5. Final Test: D rule applies||
Required and Recommended Readings*
HIgher Engineering Mathematics (9th edition). John Bird. Routledge 2021.
Assignment problems will be set from this text so you will need access to a copy.
The university library has online versions of this edition, and other editions. The explanations in the other editions will be fine to use, but don't assume the problem numbers will match.
NOTE: Using/buying second-hand copies of text books is a fine idea. An even better idea is to actually read the relevant sections of the text book.
You may like to look at alternative presentations of the same material.
- Schaum’s Outlines ‘Calculus’, Ayres & Mendelson, McGraw-Hill. This is the MATHS101 textbook and has many worked examples.
- Engineering Mathematics, K. A. Stroud (with Dexter J. Booth), 7th Edition, Industrial Press, Inc. This was used in previous years. It is a good book for working through, but more difficult to dip into.
- Engineering Mathematics, Kreyszig, etc
- Modern Engineering Mathematics, Glyn James, Pearson (2015 version available as an e-book via the library).
The only type of calculator you may use in the tests or the exam is a CASIO 82 variant (as used in ENGEN101). The CASIO 82 Au Plus II is a recent member in this series of calculators. If you bring a graphing or CAS calculator to a test or the exam you will not be permitted to use it.
Microsoft Excel may be used to perform tasks in the statistics part of the course. Microsoft Office 365 is available and free to all enrolled University of Waikato students. Instructions to download can be found through the following link:
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.
Lectures will be available online (panopto recordings). These can be accessed via the Moodle page.
There are 5 'contact' hours each week consisting of 3 lectures, 1 workshop and 1 tutorial. Students should attend these AND spend an additional 5 hours per week in study, including doing the assignments and reading the textbook.
Additional time should be spent in preparation during study week and for tests. We suggest at least 10 hours study for each test and at least 20 hours study for the final exam.
Altogether students should expect to commit 150 hours across the trimester for this paper. Students who are not well prepared may need more time.
Doing all the assignments questions AND all the tutorial questions is strongly recommended. Doing this is likely to substantially improve your understanding (and grade).
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: ENGEN101
Restricted papers: MATHS101, MATHS102, ENGEN183, ENGEN184