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April 2014

1 Subject Name Engineering Mathematics 1

2 Subject Code
3 Learning hours 120
Credit Points 12
Contact hours 14 x 6 hours lecture/tutorial
4 Minimum Qualification and Civil Engineering Degree with 2 Years
Experience Required by Relevant Experience
5 Maximum Class Size Lectures: Indeterminate
Tutorials: 20 students
6 Pre-requisites None
7 Co-requisites None
8 Expected learning outcomes A student should be able to:

State denitions as specied in the

State and prove appropriate theorems,
explain how a theorem relates to
specic examples,
Apply the concepts and techniques of
the syllabus to solve appropriate
Prove specic and general results
given specied assumptions,
Use mathematical and other
terminology appropriately to
communicate information and
Use the symbolic computing package
Matlab as an aid to solve appropriate

9 The Mode(s) of Delivery (i.e. This subject will consist of 2 strands each
Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, strand consisting of a 2 hour lecture and 1
Distance Education, Group hour tutorial.
Work etc.)

10a. Curricular Content in Terms of Topics and a Summary of Content Planned for
each Lecture/Tutorial Session/Seminar etc.
This subject is an introductory first year mathematics course taught by the Faculty of
Engineering Technology. By the time you nish the course you should understand the
concepts and techniques covered by the syllabus and have developed skills in applying
those concepts and techniques to the solution of appropriate problems. The subject is
divided in to two strands, Algebra and Calculus, and aims to
Promote appreciation of mathematics while developing in students enjoyment in
doing mathematical activities
Equip students, both technically and psychologically, to cope with the mathematics
they will meet in the later stages of your program.
use the symbolic computing package Matlab as an aid to solve problems that were
generally inaccessible just a generation ago

Each strand will consist of a 2 hour lecture followed by a 1 hour tutorial session.

Course Outline: ALGEBRA Course Outline: CALCULUS
Topic Lecture Topic Lecture
Complex numbers 1,2 & 3 Basic Algebra 1
Vectors in 2 space 4, 5, 6 & 7 Inequalities 2
and 3 space
Matrices and Linear 8, 9 & 10 Limits 3
Vector Geometry 11, 12 & 13 Functions 4
Revision 14 Trigonometry 5
Logarithmic & 6
Hyperbolic 7
Differential 8&9
Curve sketching 10 & 11
Integration 12 & 13
Revision 14
10c. Course Syllabus


LECTURE 1, 2 & 3

1- Complex numbers ( Bird.(2006), Chapter 23 and 24)

Definition of complex numbers and Cartesian complex numbers
The Argand diagram
Complex number addition, subtraction and multiplication.
Division, equality, real and imaginary parts, complex conjugates
Argand diagram, polar form, modulus, argument
De Moivres Theorem and Eulers Formula. Arithmetic of polar forms
Powers and roots of complex numbers. Binomial theorem and Pascals triangle
Trigonometry and geometry
Complex polynomials. Fundamental theorem of algebra, factorization of theorem,
factorization of complex polynomials of form , real linear and quadratic
factors of real polynomials

LECTURE 4, 5, 6 & 7

2- Vectors in 2 space and 3 space

Vectors introduction
Vectors in 2 space (Anton, H. (2000). Chapter 2)
o Express a vector in two-dimensions (xy-plane) and 3-Space.
o Define vector addition subtraction, and scalar multiplication.
o Use basic operations, such as addition, subtraction, and scalar
multiplication to solve problems involving 2D vectors.
o Interpret 2D vectors geometrically.
o Find the mid-point of a line segment.
o Calculate the magnitude of a vector.
o Define and find the norm of a vector and the distance between two points.
o Show whether a given set of vectors are perpendicular or parallel.
Vectors in 3-space (Anton Section 3.1)
o Find the sum of two vectors
o Find the difference of two vectors
o Scalar multiple of a vector
o Identify component of a vector
o Represent vector sum, difference and scalar product geometrically
o Calculate the norm of a vector
o Distance between two vectors
o Prove the properties of norm
Apply properties of norm to solve problems in vectors
Lines and planes in 3-spaces, equation of a line and plane ( Anton, section 3.4)
o Find the point-normal form of the equation of a plane
o Find the general form of the equation of a plane
o Find equation of a plane passing through three or more points
o Find the vector form of the equation of a plane
o Find the equation of a line in parametric form
o Find the vector form of the equation of a line
o Find the intersection of a line and a plane
o Find the distance between a two plane and point and a plane

LECTURE 8, 9 & 10

3- Matrices and Linear equations ( Anton, Chapter 2 )

o Evaluate determinant of 2x2 and 3x3 matrices using cross-multiplication
method and Cofactor expansion method
o Find the inverse of a 2x2 and 3x3 matrices using Cofactor method and
Gauss-Jordan elimination method
o Prove theorems related determinant, singularity, and invertibility
o Apply theorems to solve problems in invertibility, singularity and
o Solving system of equations via Gaussian elimination (ENGG MATH)
o Deducing solubility from row-echelon form. Solving systems with
indeterminate right hand side (ENGG MATH)
o General properties of solutions to . Applications (ENGG MATH)

LECTURE 11, 12 & 13

4- Vector geometry ( Anton, Section 3.2, 3.3)

o Dot product
Define dot product in two ways
Calculate dot product of two vectors
Derive component of dot product form using the angle form
Calculate the angle between two vectors using dot product
Show orthogonal vectors
Prove properties of dot product
Apply properties of dot product to solve problems
o Find orthogonal projection of one vector on to another vector
o Find the distance between a point and a line
o Derive a formula for finding distance between a point and a line
o Cross product
Define cross product
Calculate cross product of two vector
Prove relationship between dot product and cross product
State, prove, and apply Lagranges identity
Prove and apply properties of cross product
Interpret cross product geometrically
Apply cross product to solve geometric problems such as area of
triangle, parallelogram, etc.
o Define scalar triple product
o Calculate scalar triple product and interpret geometrically



1- Basic algebra ( John Bird Chapter 1)

Basics laws indices
Brackets , factorization
Simple equations
Simultaneous equations
Quadratic equations
Polynomial division
The factor theorem
The reminder theorem


2- Inequalities (John Bird Chapter 2)

Introduction to inequalities
Simple inequalities
Inequalities involving modulus
Inequalities involving quotients
Inequalities involving square functions
Quadratic inequalities


3- Limits (2 hours)
Informal denition of limit as x a (a nite). 2.1, 2.2 2.1, 2.2
Formal denition of limit as x.
Limit rules.
The pinching theorem.

4- Introduction to functions ( Kuldeep Singh Chapter 3)

Inverse functions (1.5 hours)
o Domain, range, inverse functions,


5- Trigonometry ( John Bird Chapter 12)

All trig curves , inverses etc


6- Logarithms and exponential functions (John Bird Chapter 4)

Introduction to logarithms
Laws of logarithms
Indicial equations
Graphs of logarithmic functions
The exponential function
The power series for
Graphs of exponential functions


7- Hyperbolic functions (John Bird Chapter 5)

Introduction to hyperbolic functions
Graphs of hyperbolic functions


8- Curve sketching (John Bird Chapter 13,19, 28.3,28.4,29.1,29.2)

Use of domain, range, intercepts, asymptotes, even or odd, calculus. (John Bird
Parametrically dened curves (John Bird 29.1 and 29.2)
Relation between polar and Cartesian coordinates. (John Bird 13)
Sketching curves in polar coordinates. (?)
LECTURE 10 & 11

9- Differential Calculus (John Bird Chapters 27.28,30,31)

Denition of derivative via tangents
Derivatives of sums, products, quotients and composites. Rates of change. Higher
Derivatives of polynomial, rational and trig functions.
Implicit dierentiation, fractional powers, logarithmic differentiation
Inverse trig functions, their derivatives and graphs (M2??)

LECTURE 12 & 13

10- Integration (John Bird Chapters 37,38,39,43,41,38)

The process of integration
Standard integrals ,indefinite integrals
Integration by substitution and change of limits
Integration by parts
Integration using partial fractions
11. Assessment Methods and Grading Criteria.

Assessment will involve the following:

Task Value
Quizzes 40%

Matlab 10%

Final Examination 50%

Total 100%

To obtain a passing grade in the subject students must obtain an aggregate mark of 50% or

A total of 3 quizzes will be carried out for each strand. The details are shown in the table.

Quiz 1 10% , Week 4 10% Week 5
Quiz 2 10% , Week 8 10%, Week 9
Quiz 3 10%, Week 13 10%, Week 14

Best 2 quizzes from each strand will be taken.

Matlab Test
A Matlab test will be held in week 10 and will be worth 10% . It is compulsory to do this

Final Examination
A final examination will be carried out at the end of the session and will cover all the topics
taught in the class.
12. List of Reference Materials.


1. Anton, H; Bivens, I. & Davis, S. (2002). Calculus: Early Transcendentals. New

York: John Willey & Sons, Inc.
2. Bird, J. (2010). Higher Engineering Mathematics. Taylor & Francis