The Queen's University of Belfast
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
105FOE101 Mathematics 1
and
105CIV216 Additional Mathematics 2
Professor W. Sha (w.sha@qub.ac.uk), David Keir Building Room 1002
Overview
This course seeks to cover engineering mathematics topics that are deemed to be essential to a
professional civil engineer.
This is an objective that is shared between this half-module and a
second half-module taken in the second semester, however, with the emphasis in this half-module
being put on basic algebra, functions and calculus.
Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of this module will lead to the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding of
Polynomials
Other mathematic functions
Complex numbers
Non-linear equation
Differentiation and its applications
Integration and its applications
Intellectual abilities
You will be able to:
Manipulate, factor and solve functions and equations containing elementary mathematical
functions.
Use complex numbers to extend mathematically models.
Solve systems of non-linear equations.
Differentiate and integrate a range of functions.
Apply differentiation and integration to the mathematical modelling of engineering
applications.
Practical skills
You will be able to:
Use mathematics to model engineering problems.
Think logically.
Transferable skills
The course will enhance the following skills:
Solve engineering problems through mathematical analysis.
Solve non-routine problems.
Learn independently.
Syllabus
Polynomials, other mathematic functions, complex numbers, non-linear equation, differentiation
and its applications, integration and its applications
Background Reading Text
Modern Engineering Mathematics, Glyn James, Addison Wesley
Engineering Mathematics, K.A. Stroud, Palgrave
Mathematics for Engineers, A. Croft, R. Davidson, Pearson/Prentice Hall
A Guide to Microsoft Excel, Bernard V. Liengme, Arnold
Foundation Maths, Anthony Croft and Robert Davison, Prentice Hall
Higher Engineering Mathematics, John Bird, Newnes
Provisional lecture timetable
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