Module Title:Mathematics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: (a) A series of lectures will be delivered using whiteboard and data projector. (b) The Institute Managed Learning Environment will be used to interactively communicate with students e.g. on-line tests, discussion forums, reference information (c) Mathematical software (e.g. MATLAB) may be used by students to reinforce the mathematical principles and practices
Module Aim: To give the students the knowledge, competence 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 Differentiate a wide variety of functions
LO2 Integrate and use integration to solve engineering problems
LO3 Apply vector operations and vector differentiation to simple problems in mechanics and dynamics
LO4 Apply laws of probability and apply probability distributions to engineering type problems.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Review of basic rules of differentiation. Partial differentiation,rates of changes and small changes of mutli variable functions.
The integral as an anti-derivative. Integration of basic functions by rule. Integration of functions using the special methods of partial fractions, algebraic substitutions and integration by parts. Areas under curves, average and RMS values using the definite integral. Application of integration to areas of engineering
Perform standard operations on vectors in two-dimensional space and three dimensional space Compute the dot product of vectors, lengths of vectors, and angles between vectors Compute the cross product of vectors and interpret it geometrically. Differentiate vector functions.
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic and geometric progressions. Sum of a series
Statistics and Probability
Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation of a sample. Laws of probability. Random variables. Using discrete and continuous probability distributions to solve probability question.
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. 1,2,3,4 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 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
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory