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XJFY0310 Mathematics 2

15 creditsClass Size: 330

Module manager: Professor Rainer Hollerbach

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

XJFY0370 Mathematics 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module


- To review particular mathematics topics and relate them to the Engineering disciplines;
- To further develop an understanding of Vectors and Linear Algebra as aspects of mathematics which are relevant to Engineering;
- To build confidence in presenting mathematics solutions in English.

Learning outcomes
- An understanding of aspects of mathematics which are most relevant to Engineering, in particular vectors and linear algebra;
- Ability to understand mathematics problems presented in English;
- Ability to present mathematics solutions in English.


- A review of algebra, trigonometry, complex numbers, exponents and logarithms.

- Definition in terms of quantities having magnitude and direction;
- Basic manipulations including vector addition, scalar multiplication, etc;
- Unit vectors i, j, k, decomposition into components;
- Dot and cross products, and applications to geometry of lines and planes.

Linear Algebra:

- Systematic solution of simultaneous equation;
- Definitions of matrices and matrix multiplication;
- Applications of matrices to coordinate transformations, rotations, reflections.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours32.00
Private study hours70.00
Total Contact hours48.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Independent Online Learning activities will include reviewing lecture notes and other material on the VLE. Typically recommended 2 hrs reviewing online material per teaching week.

Private study tasks relate to the content of the course including background reading such as text books and worksheets, and also the preparation of any assessed pieces of work.

Please note: all delivery types and number of hours are subject to variation, depending on immediate delivery needs. An 'hour' refers to one session in the timetable which is approximately 45 minutes long.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Worked examples.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentMid-Semester Test25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

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

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/09/2021 14:56:05


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