EMTH118-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Engineering Mathematics 1A

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

A first course in the methods and applications of engineering mathematics. Topics include calculus, linear algebra, and modelling techniques. This Course is designed for engineering students who have done well in NCEA Mathematics with calculus.

An introductory course in calculus and linear algebra that is designed primarily for students who have done well in NCEA Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus. This course deals with basic ideas in calculus and linear algebra which have applications in many areas of engineering. Topics include linear equations and matrices; vector geometry; functions, limits, and continuity; differentiation; integration; and functions of two or more variables.
A pass in EMTH118 allows entry into EMTH119, which are both compulsory courses for the engineering intermediate year. It is also recommended preparation for MATH170 / EMTH171.

Learning Outcomes

to consolidate and extend the ideas and techniques of calculus and its applications

  • to introduce the concepts of linear algebra and its applications
  • to increase understanding of the mathematical foundations of the topics studied
  • to practise the application of mathematical concepts and techniques to understanding and solving problems
  • to introduce computer software used to solve mathematical problems
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

1) MATH101, or 2) NCEA 14 Credits (18 strongly recommended) at level 3 Mathematics (including the standards 'Apply differentiation methods in solving problems (91578)' and 'Apply integration methods in solving problems (91579)'), or 3) Cambridge: D at A level or an A at AS level in Mathematics, or 4) IB: 4 at HL or 6 at SL in Mathematics, or 5) approval of the Head of School based on alternative prior learning.

Restrictions

MATH102, MATH108, MATH199

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 241 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 240 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 244 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 111 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 240 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 445 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 121 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
08 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 240 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
09 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 441 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
10 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 241 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
11 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 239 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
12 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 240 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
13 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 241 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 C1 Lecture Theatre (16/8)
C2 Lecture Theatre (16/8)
13 Aug - 19 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 C1 Lecture Theatre (27/9)
C2 Lecture Theatre (27/9)
24 Sep - 30 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

David Rodda

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tutorial preparation and participation 10%
Online quizzes 10%
Tests (x2) 32%
Final Examination 48%

Textbooks

Recommended reading:
Stewart, James: Calculus Early Transcendentals. 8th edition. ISBN: 9781305272378

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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