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MATH6014 - Technological Mathematics 1

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Title:Technological Mathematics 1
Long Title:Technological Mathematics 1
Module Code:MATH6014
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mathematics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 18 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: David Goulding
Module Author: DONAL G O SHEA
Module Description: An introduction to fundamental mathematical calculations and problem solving aimed at consolidating and developing student competence in the mathematical techniques which are central to scientific and engineering programmes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform essential engineering arithmetical calculations applying acquired knowledge of various calculator functions.
LO2 Use the laws of indices and logs to solve related equations arising in applied problems.
LO3 Formulate and solve equations involving quadratics and cubics. Solve a system of simultaneous linear equations using elimination.
LO4 Reduce equations to linear form and determine parameters from appropriate graphs.
LO5 Use basic trigonometry to determine angles, lengths and areas and solve simple trigonometric equations. Determine the salient characteristics of a sinusoidal waveform.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
14701 MATH6014 Technological Mathematics 1
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Co-requisites
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Fundamentals of Arithmetic with Applications
The arithmetic of fractions. Decimal notation and calculations. Instruction on how to use a calculator. Ratio and proportion. Percentages. Approximation, error estimation, absolute, relative and relative percentage error
Basic Mathematics
Indices with a discussion of scientific notation and orders of magnitude. Logarithms and their use in the solution of indicial (exponential) equations. Conversion of units. Evaluation and transposition of formulae.
Algebra
Formulation and solution of linear, quadratic and cubic equations. Formulation and solution of systems of simultaneous linear equations. Simple partial fraction expansions.
Linear Graphs
Reduction of non-linear relationships to linear form. Manipulation of data and plotting of linear graphs to estimate parameters.
Trigonometry
Angle measurement in degrees and radians. Conversion between degrees and radians and vice versa. Length of a circular arc and area of a circular sector. Introduction of the trigonometric ratios via the unit circle. Solution of simple trigonometric equations. Applications of the Sine and Cosine rules to angle, length and area measurement. Graphs of the trigonometric functions with emphasis on the waveform nature of the Sine and Cosine functions. Discussion of general waveforms in terms of amplitude, period, frequency and phase. Treatment of applied problems involving sinusoidal waveforms.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In Class Assessment 1,2 15.0 Week 5
Short Answer Questions In class assessment 3,4 15.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Solving of exercise problems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture notes and problem solving 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Solving of exercise problems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture notes and problem solving 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John Bird 2017, Basic Engineering Mathematics, 7th Edition Ed., Routledge Abingdon [ISBN: 1138673706]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • K.A. Stroud 2013, Engineering Mathematics, 7th Edition Ed., Macmillan London [ISBN: 1137031204]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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CR_EELXE_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Group Elective 1

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