Engineering is built around maths. We use it to model circuits, devices, sound, vision, even the human brain. This module introduces you to basic level mathematics which will set you up for all subsequent modules. The topics covered are initially a revision of GCSE level mathematics leading to introductory A level material.
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Arithmetic – basic arithmetic, place value notation, use of brackets and precedence, manipulating fractions, decimals, and standard form, percentages, index notation, surds and roots.
Algebra – basic algebraic manipulations, expansion and factorisation, solution of linear and quadratic equations, simultaneous equations, linear and quadratic inequalities.
Geometry - area and volumes of simple shapes, introduction to coordinate geometry, straight line graphs, quadratic graphs.
Trigonometry - basic trigonometric functions, right angled triangles, similar triangles and radians, the sine and cosine rule.
Analysis – introduction to functions and graphs, transformation of graphs.
On completion of this module students are expected to have an introductory knowledge of mathematics ready for Maths II.
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Maths I - Assignments
'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme. We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.
A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback. This can be found at https://www.york.ac.uk/students/studying/assessment-and-examination/guide-to-assessment/
The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme. In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work. Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period. The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline. The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback. The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum. Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate. Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date.
++ Stroud, KA, Engineering Mathematics: Programmes and Problems , Macmillan.
++ Bostock, L and Chandler, S, Core Mathematics for A-Level , Stanley Thornes
+ Bostock, L, Chandler, S, Shepherd and Smith, GCSE Higher Mathematics: A Full Course , Macmillan.