(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

Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed

Incompatible Modules

These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.

No incompatible modules listed

Co-requisite Modules

No Co-requisite modules listed

Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.

No requirements listed

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

Graphs

o Linear and quadratic graphs.
o Log and exponential graphs.
o Determination of laws using linear graphs
o Engineering applications

Trigonometry

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 Moivreâ€™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 Assessment

30.00%

End of Module Formal Examination

70.00%

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

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment