Module Title:Mathematics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: (a) This module will be delivered using a mixture of lectures and tutorials. (b) The Institute Managed Learning Environment will be used to interactively communicate with students e.g. on-line tests, discussion forums, reference information
Module Aim: To give the students the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to support the mathematical procedures encountered in the other modules of this programme.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Manipulate algebraic expressions and to solve algebraic equations
LO2 Draw graphs of algebraic and trigonometric functions and to use graphs to solve equations
LO3 Solve triangles, use identities and sketch periodic functions
LO4 Differentiate various functions and apply differentiation to solve engineering problems
LO5 Perform basic operations with complex numbers and to convert complex numbers to different forms
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Basic Algebra
o Rules of precedence and use of calculator o Rules of indices o Conversion of units and use of prefixes o Manipulation of fractions and algebraic expressions o Factorisation of algebraic expressions o Solution of simple, simultaneous and quadratic equations o Transposition of formulae o Laws of logarithms o Solution of log and exponential equations o Partial Fractions o Permutations and combinations
o Linear and quadratic graphs. o Log and exponential graphs. o Determination of laws using linear graphs o Engineering applications
o Angles: degree and radian measure. Trigonometric ratios Inverse trigonometric functions o Solution of triangles. o Compound angle formulae and sums and products of sines and cosines. o Application of trigonometric identities in electrical principles and communications o Graphs of sinusoidal functions o Properties of sinusoidal functions: amplitude, period, frequency, phase angle Addition of sinusoids o Application of sinusoids in electrical/electronic principles and mechanics
Complex numbers
o Representation of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms o Conversion from one form to the other. Phasors o Manipulation of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms o De Moivre’s Theorem o Powers and roots of complex numbers.
Differential Calculus
o Evaluation of simple limits o Differentiation of simple polynomial functions from first principles. o Differentiation, by rule, of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions Chain, product and quotient rules. o Slopes of curves, rates of change and maximum/minimum values of a function
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Each student will be obliged to complete a continuous assessment programme for which 30% will be awarded. This will involve class tests and other assigned tasks. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Each student will sit a formal written examination at the end of the module for which 70% will be awarded. 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory