# Module Database Search

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Module Title | |||

Mathematics 1A | |||

Reference | EN1911 | Version | 3 |

Created | July 2017 | SCQF Level | SCQF 7 |

Approved | June 2002 | SCQF Points | 15 |

Amended | September 2017 | ECTS Points | 7.5 |

Aims of Module | |||
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To provide the student with the ability to apply introductory level mathematics to engineering problems. |

Learning Outcomes for Module | |
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On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to: | |

1 | Solve trigonometric equations by manipulation and use of formulae. |

2 | Apply vectors to problems in engineering mathematics. |

3 | Carry out basic operations on complex numbers and calculate their powers and roots. |

4 | Use standard techniques of differentiation and integration and apply them to problems in engineering. |

5 | Use computational packages in support of the other Learning Outcomes. |

Indicative Module Content |
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The syllabus will include: Trigonometry: Trigonometric identities and their application in solving trigonometric equations. The combination of simple waveforms using standard trigonometric formulae. Vectors: Simple vector algebra. The scalar and vector products. Application to engineering problems. Complex numbers: The arithmetic of complex numbers. Rectangular and polar forms. The Argand diagram. De Moivre’s theorem and complex roots. Differential Calculus: Differentiation of elementary functions. The rules of differentiation: chain rule, product rule, quotient rule. Application to problems in engineering. Integral Calculus: Integration of elementary functions. Partial fractions. Application to problems in engineering. The use of a computer mathematics package for solving problems in engineering mathematics. |

Module Delivery |
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The module is delivered using a series of lectures with associated tutorials and computer laboratories where techniques can be applied. |

Indicative Student Workload | Full Time | Part Time |
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Contact Hours | 60 | N/A |

Non-Contact Hours | 90 | N/A |

Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours | N/A | N/A |

TOTAL | 150 | N/A |

Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body |

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If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)] |
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Component 1 | |||||

Type: | Practical Exam | Weighting: | 30% | Outcomes Assessed: | 5 |

Description: | Computer based laboratory test. | ||||

Component 2 | |||||

Type: | Examination | Weighting: | 70% | Outcomes Assessed: | 1, 2, 3, 4 |

Description: | Closed book examination. |

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR | |
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Explanatory Text | |

To pass the module, you must achieve a 40% weighted average mark from the examination and practical examination. In addition, you need to achieve at least 35% in both the examination and the practical examination Components. | |

Module Grade | Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade: |

A | 70-100% |

B | 60-69% |

C | 50-59% |

D | 40-49% |

E | 35-39% |

F | 0-34% |

NS | Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination |

Module Requirements | |
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Prerequisites for Module | Entry requirements normally include a pass in SQA Higher Grade Mathematics. |

Corequisites for module | None. |

Precluded Modules | None. |

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY | |
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1 | STROUD, K.A. AND BOOTH, D.J., 2013. Engineering Mathematics, 7th ed. Palgrave. |