10 credits at level HE4
This module is designed to bring students from a wide variety of backgrounds to a common level in mathematics and statistics, sufficient to support the analytical work within their Built Environment programmes.
Students are introduced to the basic algebraic and mathematical techniques applicable to construction and surveying, including basic statistics and probability theory.
The module also aims too build studentsí confidence and ability in problem solving.
1.Algebra: Priorities in arithmetic, expanding brackets, factorisation, algebraic fractions, solving equations.
2.Quadratic Equations: Solution by factorisation and by use of formula; applications.
3.Indices and Logarithms: Definitions and laws of indicesí solution of indicial equations; laws of logarithms; applications.
4.Graphs and Simultaneous Equations: Straight line graphs; solution of simultaneous linear equations.
5.Trigonometry: Definitions; solution of triangles.
6.Statistics: Data presentation, including pie-charts, histograms and cumulative frequency curves; data analysis, including mean, median and standard deviation; correlation and regression
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, with tutorial work and individual attention for students as appropriate.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures and tutorials 28 hours
Self Study 68 hours
ICA 4 hours
TOTAL 100 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Apply a range of mathematical techniques
to construction related topics and problems.
Transpose formulae. Expand brackets and factorise algebraic expressions. Solve quadratic equations. Simplify expressions involving indices. Calculate side-lengths and angles in triangles. Present numerical data by graphical means. Calculate mean, median and standard deviation. Apply basic laws of probability. Understand correlation coefficient and linear regression
|2.||The ability to select an appropriate technique for solving a given mathematical problem
||Solve construction related problems that involve selecting appropriate mathematical methods to produce solutions|
|3.||An appreciation of the need for accuracy in solving mathematical problems
||Be able to accurately solve applied mathematical problems that are construction related|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Time constrained assessment (1.5 hours)||Time constrained assessment (1.5 hours)|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Greer, A and Taylor G W (1983), Mathematics for Technicians III, Stanley Thornes.
Bird, J O and May, A J C (1994), Technician Mathematics 3, Longman Scientific and Technical.
Stroud, Ken (1995) Engineering Mathematics, 4th edition, MacMillan.
James, E (1996), Modern Engineering Mathematics, Addison-Wesley
|Host Subject Group:||Construction, Surveying, Architectural Technology|
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