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CAPE1040 Mathematical Techniques 1

10 creditsClass Size: 240

Module manager: Dr JEJ Staggs

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

A-level mathematics at grade D or above or completion of CAPE1050 Foundation Mathematics

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students should have a proficiency in basic Engineering Mathematics. To provide a mathematical basis for level 2 modules.

Learning outcomes
The module is split into two parts. The first half is devoted to teaching a variety of mathematical techniques. The second half is devoted to the solution of initial-value problems. At the end of the module, students will understand how mathematical models are used in engineering.


- Complex numbers series and limits
- Review of differentiation and integration techniques
- Further methods of integration
- Partial differentiation - simultaneous changes, rate of change problems
- Solution of first and second order initial-value problems using a variety of methods.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class111.0011.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Reading of course material (available on-line) in advance of the lecture.
Practicing techniques developed in the lectures/examples classes.
Working through both the assessed and non-assessed examples provided in support of the classes.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly problem classes covering the material delivered in the lecture that week.
Two summative in-class tests.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentTest15.00
In-course AssessmentTest15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Unseen exam 2 hr 70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

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: 29/04/2022 15:31:49


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