Short Title:  Technical Mathematics 2 

Full Title:  Technical Mathematics 2 

Field of Study:  Electricity and energy 

Reviewed By:  DIARMUID RUSH 

Module Author:  Ciaran O Sullivan 

Module Description:  The first aim of Technical Mathematics 2 is to enable the student to master a broad range of
standard mathematical techniques in statistics, algebra, geometry, coordinate geometry and
trigonometry to a high level of proficiency. This proficiency is required to support engineering
subjects and forms the basis for further mathematical study in year 2. The second aim is to
deepen the students understanding of key mathematical ideas regarding data presentation and
interpretation, engineering functions, and trigonometry in such a way as to support other
engineering modules. The third aim is to extend the students use of software applications in
the visualisation and processing of engineering data. 

Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to: 
LO1 
Manipulate vectors and apply them to simple problems
in engineering. 
LO2 
Perform calculations with such engineering functions as
rational, periodic, log, exponential , piecewiseconstant functions using a
scientific calculator. 
LO3 
Apply log and exponential functions to engineering
problems involving growth and decay models using
appropriate tools. 
LO4 
Plot engineering functions manually and using
appropriate software. 
LO5 
Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the vocabulary and syntax of a modern programming language. 
LO6 
Perform programming basics such as the assembling of programmes/ scripts which correctly use variable assignment, comments and indentation and are able to debug and test such programmes. 
LO7 
Use programming control structures (Selection structures and repetition) 
LO8 
Collect and organise data using appropriate software. 
LO9 
Present suitable data sets using line diagrams,
histograms and frequency curves constructed using
appropriate software. 
LO10 
Calculate summary statistics: mean, median, mode,
range, standard deviation using calculator and appropriate software tools. 
Module Content & Assessment
Course Work 
Assessment Type 
Assessment Description 
Outcome addressed 
% of total 
Assessment Date 
Continuous Assessment 
High threshold ‘Key Skills’ quiz, testing key basic mathematical techniques needed for this semester. First opportunity to take the test is in week 1 and several opprotunities will be given the student during the semester to retake the test to improve their score. 
1,2,3,4,10 
10.00 
Week 1 
Practical/Skills Evaluation 
Laboratory based test on the application of programming to plotting functions and investigating polynomial, power law, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and functions including piecewise defined functions using appropriate software tools (for example using MATLAB) 
4,5,6,7 
10.00 
Week 8 
Project 
Assignment on collecting, representing and analysing data using appropriate software (for example Excel or MINITAB). 
8,9,10 
10.00 
Week 12 
End of Module Formal Examination 
Assessment Type 
Assessment Description 
Outcome addressed 
% of total 
Assessment Date 
Formal Exam 
EndofSemester Final Examination 
1,2,3,4,8,9,10 
70.00 
EndofSemester 
TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload
Workload: Full Time 
Workload Type 
Workload Description 
Hours 
Frequency 
Average Weekly Learner Workload 
Lecture 
No Description 
3.00 
Every Week 
3.00 
Laboratories 
Computer labs using excel, minitab or matlab 
1.00 
Every Week 
1.00 
Independent Learning 
Review of lecture material between lectures, completion of problem sheet questions, reflection on keyskills. Synthesis of course material ahead of final semester exam. 
3.00 
Every Week 
3.00 
Total Weekly Learner Workload 
7.00 
Total Weekly Contact Hours 
4.00 
This module has no Part Time workload. 

Module ResourcesRequired Book Resources 

 James Reilly 2016, Using Statistics, 2nd Ed., www.statisticalsolutions.ie
 Recommended Book Resources 

 Anthony Croft,Robert Davison, Foundation Maths, 6th Ed. [ISBN: 1292095172]
 Kuldeep Singh, Engineering mathematics through applications, 1st ed Ed. [ISBN: 0  333 – 92224 – 7]
 This module does not have any article/paper resources 

Other Resources 


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