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Module Title
Mathematics 1B
Reference EN1912 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
To provide the student with the ability to apply futher introductory level mathematics to engineering probelms.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Apply matrix techniques to the solution of simultaneous linear equations.
2 Calculate and understand simple descriptive and summary statistics, and apply elementary probability theory to problems in engineering.
3 Use algebraic and numerical techniques to solve simple first order ordinary differential equations.
4 Apply calculus to problems in engineering mathematics.
5 Use a computational packages in support of the other Learning Outcomes.

Indicative Module Content
The syllabus will include: Matrices: Simple matrix algebra. Determinants. Applications to the solution of simultaneous linear equations. Differential Equations: Solution of 1st order ODEs by separation of variables and integration factor methods. Power series for elementary functions. Implicit and partial differentiation. Introduction to numerical methods: Euler and Runge-Kutta methods. Statistics: Simple descriptive statistics. Probability and reliability. Elementary probability distributions. Applications to problems in engineering. The use of a computer mathematics package for solving problems in engineering mathematics.

Module Delivery
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
Contact Hours 60 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 90 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
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.

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
Prerequisites for Module Mathematics 1A (EN1911) or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 STROUD, K.A. and BOOTH, D.J., 2013. Engineering Mathematics. 7th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781