Department of Mathematical Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12 

Credits:  3 
Level:  Certificate (FHEQ level 4) 
Period: 
Semester 2 
Assessment:  CW 25%, EX 75% 
Supplementary Assessment:  MA10193 Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  
Description:  Aims: To provide students with a basic introduction to the mathematical skills in linear algebra, complex numbers and linear differential equations. Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit students should be able to: use concepts, ideas and results from linear algebra, complex numbers, and differential equations in the context of relevant engineering applications. Skills: Mathematical methods (taught and assessed). Content: * Linear algebra: Matrix algebra, Determinants, Inverse, Numerical methods, Solution of systems of linear algebraic equations. * Complex numbers: Argand diagram, Polar coordinates, nth roots, Elementary functions of a complex variable. * Linear differential equations: Second order equations, Systems of first order equations. 
Programme availability: 
MA10193 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Chemical Engineering
