Full Title:Mathematics 1
Module Code:MATH S7Z01
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this course is to familiarise the student with this basic concepts, techniques and operations of mathematics of particular relevance to a Science programme.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use numerical, algebraic and graphing skills in a Science environment;
  2. Deal competently with experimental data and the mathematics encountered in other Science areas.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Dealing with numbers in an experimental environment, discrete and continuous data experimental error, round off error. Scientific notation, calculation and use of calculator.
Units of measurement and conversions. Areas and volumes of 2-D and 3-D shapes, cross sectional areas.
Solution of linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations. Indices. Logs, laws of logs and pH, Henderson-Hasselbalch application. Transposition of formulae.
Functions and their graphs
Graphing linear, quadratic, cubic, log and exponential functions. Using graphs to solve equations, the idea of increasing and decreasing functions.
Experimental Laws
Plotting experimental data. Linear regression and correlation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment 1. Attendance and participation at tutorials; 2. Completion of a set of tutorial sheets based on the course content; 3. Two one-hour mid-semester examinations. 1,2 40.00 0 0 Every Week 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • John Bird 2012, Engineering Mathematics, 6th Ed., Routledge
  • Croft, A. & Davison, R 2010, Foundation Mathematics, 5th Ed., Pearson (Prentice Hall),
  • Davies, H.G. & Hicks, G.A. 1998, Mathematics for Scientific and Technical Students, Longman. & Technical student
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

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Dk_SPHAR_6 Higher Certificate in Science 1 Mandatory
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