Undergraduate Course: Mathematics for Science and Engineering 2b (MATH08070)
Course Outline
School  School of Mathematics 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Course type  Standard 
Availability  Not available to visiting students 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) 
Credits  10 
Home subject area  Mathematics 
Other subject area  None 
Course website 
None 
Taught in Gaelic?  No 
Course description  This course is aimed at second year Engineering students :
Multivariate integration, vector calculus and partial differential equations for engineering. Gradient, tangent plane, normals; Scalar and vector fields; divergence and curl; conservative fields and potential; vector differential identities; simple applications from properties of continua and electromagnetism. Repeated multiple integration (change of order of integration); integration in noncartesian coordinates, Jacobian; line integrals (link to potential and work); surface integrals (flux); divergence, Green's and Stokes' theorems; applications and physical interpretations; standard partial differential equations, wave equation, heat equation and Laplace's equation, solution of standard equations, D'Alembert solution for wave equation, separation of variables with Fourier series, Laplace transform methods. 
Course Delivery Information

Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)

Learn enabled: Yes 
Quota: None 
Web Timetable 
Web Timetable 
Course Start Date 
13/01/2014 
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
64 )

Additional Notes 
Students must pass exam and course overall.

Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) 
Written Exam
80 %,
Coursework
20 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours:Minutes 


Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)  Mathematics for Science and Engineering 2b  1:30    Resit Exam Diet (August)  Mathematics for Science and Engineering 2b  1:30   
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. An understanding of vector fields, their divergence and curl.
2. An ability to use the basic vector differential identities.
3. A competence in evaluating repeated and multiple integrals.
4. An understanding of line integrals, their calculation and relation to the potential of a conservative field.
5. An ability to calculate integrals, such as flux, over simple curved surfaces.
6. An ability to use the divergence theorem and Stokes's theorem in simple situations, and a realization of their great practical importance.
7. An understanding of the importance of the standard partial differential equations.
8. The ability to solve the standard partial differential equations using separation of variables and Laplace transforms.

Assessment Information
See 'Breakdown of Assessment Methods' and 'Additional Notes' above. 
Special Arrangements
None 
Additional Information
Academic description 
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Syllabus 
Vector Calculus :
 Basic concepts, Transformations [1 lecture]
 Gradient [0.5 lecture]
 Divergence and curl [1.5 lectures]
Integration :
 Double Integrals [3 lectures]
 Line integrals [2 lectures]
 Green's Theorem [1 lecture]
 Surface Integrals [2 lectures]
 Volume Integrals [1 lecture]
 Gauss' Theorem [1 lecture]
 Stokes' Theorem [1 lecture]
PDEs (analytically, no numerical) :
 Wave equation, Heat or diffusion equation, Laplace equation [1 lecture]
 Solution of wave equation, D¿Alembert solution, separated solutions, Laplace transform [3 lectures]
 Solution of Heat or diffusion equation, separated solutions, Laplace transform [2 lectures]
 Solution of Laplace equation, separated solutions [2 lectures] 
Transferable skills 
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Reading list 
Students would be expected to own a copy of :
Modern Engineering Mathematics by Glyn James, Prentice Hall
Advanced Modern Engineering Mathematics by Glyn James, Prentice Hall 
Study Abroad 
Not entered 
Study Pattern 
Not entered 
Keywords  mse2b 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Noel Smyth
Tel: (0131 6)50 5080
Email: N.Smyth@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Miss Denise Grassick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5059
Email: Denise.Grassick@ed.ac.uk 

