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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC1701 Introduction to Engineering Mathematics

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr. Joshua Freeman
Email: j.r.freeman@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is mutually exclusive with

ELEC1702Engineering Mathematics
ELEC1703Algorithms and Numerical Mathematics

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2021-22. In particular, if conditions allow for alternative formats of delivery, we may amend the timetable and schedule appropriate classes in addition to (or in place of) any online activities/sessions. Where learning activities are scheduled to take place on campus, it may be possible and/or necessary for some students to join these sessions remotely. Some of the listed contact hours may also be optional surgeries. Students will be provided with full information about the arrangements for all of these activities by the module staff at the beginning of the teaching semester.‘Independent online learning’ may involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or mini-projects, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of online sessions are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.Where assessments are shown as Online Time-Limited Assessments, the durations shown are indicative only. The actual time permitted for individual assessments will be confirmed prior to the assessments taking place.

Objectives

This module provides a thorough treatment of the foundational principles of engineering mathematics, and offers students extensive opporunities for practising mathematical skills.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Manipulate basic algebraic expressions.
2. Use trigonometric functions and perform calculations involving triangle and circle geometry.
3. Sketch trigonometric, exponential, natural log and polynominal functions.
4. Explain the connection between derivative and slope and quote the derivatives of basic functions.
5. Identify stationary points and classify the stationary points of simple functions.
6. Quote the general form of the Maclaurin and Taylor series, and determine the series of basic functions.
7. Quote the indefinite integrals of basic functions, integrate by parts, and use substitutions to evaluate integrals.
8. Perform a simple partial fraction expansion of a function and use it to integrate.
9. Add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers and apply De Moivre's theorem.
10. Add and subtract two-dimensional and three-dimensional vectors and calculate scalar and vector products.


Syllabus

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Algebra: manipulation of algebraic expressions and equations. Factorisation of quadratic equations. Quadratic formula. Concept of a function. Graph sketching. Polynomial functions and their roots. Co-ordinate geometry
Properties of right angled triangles: sine, cosine, tangent and their graphs. CAST. Area of triangles. Sine and cosine rules
Properties of trigonometric functions. Trigonometric identities and their applications. Cotangent, secant and cosecant. Inverse trigonometric functions. Circle geometry, equation of a circle, circular motion & relation to trigonometric functions
Exponential functions. Logarithms and natural logarithms. Logarithmic scales. Application to calculate decibel quantities and decibel changes
Hyperbolic functions
Principle of differentiation. Differentiation of standard functions. Differentiation from first principles. Practical application of differentiation. Determination of maxima and minima
Binomial series. Taylor and Maclaurin series. Series expansion of exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions
Principle of integration. Integrals of standard functions. Methods of integration: substitutions, integration by parts and via partial fractions
The trapezoidal rule: Interpretation as a discrete system
Vectors: Concept of a vector. Practical examples of vector quantities. Vector notations. Addition and substraction of vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions. Scalar product, Vector product and Scalar triple product
Complex numbers: Cartesian and polar forms; argand diagrams and vector representation
Arithmetic of complex numbers. De Moivre's theorem. Complex roots of equations: complex solutions of the quadratic formula; complex roots of polynomials; graphical interpretation
Complex representation of sine & cosine & analogy with hyperbolic functions

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning32.006.00
Laboratory31.003.00
Seminar202.0040.00
Independent online learning hours44.00
Private study hours107.00
Total Contact hours49.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.


Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentAssignment 110.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)10.00

Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)90.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 06/09/2021 14:57:00

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