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ENG1091

Faculty of Engineering

# Undergraduate - UnitENG1091 - Mathematics for engineering

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## 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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 Level Undergraduate Faculty Faculty of Engineering Offered Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)Sunway October intake 2013 (Day) Coordinator(s) Sem 1: Dr Leo Brewin (Clayton); Associate Professor Lan Boon Leong (Sunway)

### Synopsis

Vector algebra and geometry: equations of lines and planes. Linear algebra: matrix operations, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Calculus: logarithmic differentiation, improper integrals, integration by parts. Sequences and series: convergence, power series, Taylor polynomials. Ordinary differential equations: first order, second order with constant coefficients, boundary value problems, systems of ODEs. Multivariable calculus: partial derivatives, directional derivatives, chain rule, maxima and minima.

### Outcomes

On completing this unit, students will be able to calculate cross products of vectors, and use vectors to represent lines and planes; perform matrix algebra; solve systems of linear equations and find eigenvalues and eigenvectors in simple cases; use hyperbolic functions; perform logarithmic differentiation; establish the convergence of improper integrals, and use further techniques of integration, including integration by parts; establish the convergence of numeric and power series, construct Taylor series and use Taylor polynomials to approximate functions; solve first order ordinary differential equations, including the techniques of exact integration, separable variables and integrating factor; and systems of ordinary differential equations; solve 2nd order linear differential equations with constant coefficients; set up differential equations with initial or boundary conditions to model simple engineering problems; calculate partial derivatives, use the grad vector to find directional derivatives, use chain rule, calculate small error using the total differential, and find maximum and minimum values of two-variable functions.

### Assessment

Assignments and test: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

### Chief examiner(s)

Dr Leo Brewin (Sem 1 + 2)
Dr Leo Brewin (Sunway October intake 2013)

### Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week

### Prerequisites

VCE Specialist Mathematics (or ENG1090 or equivalent)

### Prohibitions

ENG1902, MTH1030, MAT1085 