Module Title: Applied Mathematics
 Credits: 5
 NFQ Level: 6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Tutorials Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the module are to equip the student with the mathematical skills required for the study of the course.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Calculate the area and volume of regular shapes and to use algebra to determine parameters and to derive units for parameters from expressions.
LO2 Use algebraic methods to solve and manipulate equations.
LO3 Evaluate distances, angles and areas for right angled and non right angled triangles.
LO4 Plot and interpret linear and non linear functions and extract information from the plots.
LO5 Produce statistical graphs including histograms and ogives and calculate Mode, Mean, Median and the quartile values.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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## Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) COMPUTATION:
(a) Basic Calculator functions and Basic Mathematical Rules (b) Scales, Fractions and Ratios (c) Accuracy and Precision (d) Units and derived units (e) Basic Algebra (f) Indices and Powers (g) Transposition of formulae
(2) AREA AND VOLUME:
(a) Perimeter, Area & Volume of Regular and Irregular Shapes (b) Approximation of Area and Volume
(3) TRIGONOMETRY:
(a) Solution of right angled triangles, (b) Unit circle, (c) Radian measure, (d) Solving triangles with the sin & cosine rules, (e) Area of triangles.
(4) EQUATIONS:
(a) Graphed representations of linear (b) quadratic and cubic equations. (c) Graphical and numerical simultaneous solutions.
(5) STATISTICS:
(a) Statistical graphs (Bar chart, Pie-chart, Ogive, Histogram), (b) Calculation of Mode, Mean, Median and the quartile values, (c) Introduction to central tendency & dispersion.
Assessment Breakdown%
Project50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
 No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Weekly worksheets 1,2,4,5 50.00 n/a
 No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

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