ENGEN184-19S (HAM)

Calculus for Engineers

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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Paper Description

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To give students in mathematics, or in subjects that use mathematical methods, a comprehensive foundation in differential and integral calculus, and examples of its applications.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught from Thursday 3 January to Tuesday 12 February. Every day from 9 am to 11 am
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

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    Understand the definition of derivative.

    Differentiate elementary functions.

    Apply the derivative to maximum and minimum of functions.

    Calculate the indefinite and definite integral of a function.

    Methods of substitution and integration by parts and applications.

    The logarithm and exponential function.

    Elementary Differential equations.

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There will be Five assignments (Five tutorials-worth 4% each)-a total of 20% of the overall mark.

Assignment 1Wednesday 9 January 10:00-10:50 am ELT.G.01 (4%)
Assignment 2Wednesday 16 January 10:00-10:50 am ELT.G.01 (4%)
Assignment 3Thursday 24 January 10:00-10:50 am ELT.G.01 (4%)
Assignment 4Friday 1 Feberuary 10:00-10:50 am ELT.G.01 (4%)
Assignment 5Tuesday 12 February 10:00-10:50 am ELT.G.01 (4%)

Assignments will be handed out during each tutorial session-these must be YOUR OWN WORK (no interaction-no questions), to be completed during and submitted at the END of each tutorial session.


There will be ONE ninety-minute TEST, worth a total of 30% of the overall mark.

Test 1Monday 4 February 9:00-10:30 am ELT.G.01 (30%)

COPYING of test/assignments will receive ZERO (which includes all students involved) and will be reported to the Disciplinary Committee.


There will also be an official THREE-hour Final Examination timetabled sometime between Wednesday13 February-Friday15 February which is arranged by the Assesment and Graduation office and confirmed at a later date.

A FINAL overall unrestricted pass (ie.C- or better) in this paper will only be awarded to students who achieve BOTH an EXAM mark of at least 40%

AND a FINAL OVERALL mark of at least 50%.

A restricted pass (RP) will NOT be accepted as a pre-requisite for entry into any further Mathematics papers.

CALCULATORS will NOT be permitted in Test or the Final Examination.

Please take your ID Card to test – if you do not, your test script and mark will be with-held until you present this to the Maths & Stats Reception (G.3.19) the following day.

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Assessment Components

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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.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. 5x Assignments
2. Test 1
4 Feb 2019
9:00 AM
3. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Schaum’s Outlines ‘Calculus’ (6th Edn), Ayres & Mendelson, McGraw-Hill. (Soft cover).

Assignments will be set from this textbook so you will need to purchase a copy from Bennetts Bookshop at the University.

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Recommended Readings

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"Modern Engineering Mathematics", 5th Edition by Glyn James, Pearson (2015)
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Online Support

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All information relating to this paper including your internal assessment marks will be posted on Moodle.
It is your responsibility to check your marks are correctly entered.
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30 hours per week.
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Prerequisite papers: At least a B- grade in MATHS165, MATH165, MATHS166, MATH166, CAFS004 or FOUND007; or a pass in MATHS102, MATH102, ENGEN183 or ENGG183; or 16 credits of NCEA Level 3 Calculus including at least 11 credits from AS91577, AS91578 and AS91579; or equivalent.




Restricted papers: MATH101, MATHS101 and ENGG184

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