Full Title:Mathematics 2
Module Code:MATH S7Z02
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Description:This subject builds upon the Mathematics 1 module, further preparing the mathematical ground for other courses on the Science course.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use trigonometry and graphing skills in a Science environment
  2. Apply the principles and techniques of calculus to the solution of practical applications in scientific context
  3. Demonstrate an exponential or logarithmic relationship between sets of data in experimential situations

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Degree and radian angle measurements and conversions, trigonometric functions and their inverses Solving triangles and trigonometric functions
Logarithmic graphing
Justification of experimental laws Use of log/log and log/linear graph paper
Basic differentiation of functions, product, quotient and chain rules. Rates of change, slopes, velocity/ acceleration, maximum and minimum points, worded max/min problems, curve sketching
Basic integration. Initial value problems, first order chemical reactions, radioactive decay, population growth and decay, half life. First and second order differential equations
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. 1,2,3 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 1,2,3 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 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
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

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