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Mathematics II - ELE00013F

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. John Robinson
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: F
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

Building on Mathematics I this module introduces more of the core mathematical methods needed for degree programmes in engineering and physics, especially the A-level topics of differential and integral calculus.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The module aims to develop students' knowledge and facility in mathematics for engineering and the physical sciences, especially the core topics of algebra, trigonometry, and differential and integral calculus.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module students are expected to have knowledge of mathematics to a level appropriate for first year degree programmes in engineering and the physical sciences.

Module content

  • Further functions and trigonometry: logarithms and exponentials, polynomials, rational functions, algebraic division, and partial fractions; trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations.
  • Series: sigma notation: arithmetic and geometric series; binomial series.
  • Differential calculus: basic differentiation; gradients and tangents; curve sketching; rules of differentiation.
  • Integral calculus: integration as anti-differentiation; integration by substitution; integration by parts..
  • Matrices and vectors: algebra, inverse, and determinant of 2x2 matrices; solution of matrix equations; vector algebra, dot product, cross product.


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : Maths II Written Examination
2.5 hours 80
Multiple Choice Quiz 1
N/A 5
Multiple Choice Quiz 2
N/A 5
Multiple Choice Quiz 3
N/A 5
Multiple Choice Quiz 4
N/A 5

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Coursework is non-reassessable. Exam is reassessable and will be combined with original coursework mark.


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : Mathematics II Reassessment Exam
2.5 hours 80

Module feedback

'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.

The School of PET 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. The School will endeavour to return all exam feedback within the timescale set out in the University's Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time. The School would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback. The School 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.

Indicative reading

  • Stroud, K.A,, Foundation Mathematics , Palgrave-Macmillan (2009)

  • Bostock, L and Chandler, S, Core Maths for Advanced Level , Oxford University Press, 3rd Ed. (2014)

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