ACS234 Systems Engineering Mathematics II
Module Description (subject to change)
This module provides an introduction to the use of analytical mathematical techniques and numerical methods and algorithms for subsequent higher level module studies and for solving a wide range of engineering problems as well. Students will develop their skills in the theory and application of core mathematics tools required for systems engineering and the application of these in system simulation and data based modelling. A brief summary of topics covered includes: complex variables and Fourier transforms, analysis of matrices and systems represented by matrices, optimisation of functions of many variables, probability, numerical integration techniques and data modelling and analysis. The module is embedded throughout with engineering examples using the mathematical techniques.
Credits: 20 (Academic Year)
If you have any questions about the module please talk to us during the lectures or the labs in the first instance. It is likely that other students will learn from any questions you ask as well, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Outside of lectures please contact one of us via email, or drop in to see one of us.
Other teaching staff
Dr Eleanor Stillman
Prof Michael Ruderman
By the end of the module students will be able to:
This module satisfies the AHEP3 (Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Third Edition) Learning Outcomes that are listed in brackets after each learning outcome above. For further details on AHEP3 Learning Outcomes, see the downloads section of our accreditation webpage.
Matrix Algebra – review
Linear Algebra and Vector Spaces
Solution of Linear Equations
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Matrix Polynomials and Exponential
Least squares modelling
Polynomial interpolation methods
Generalised linear regression
Numerical methods for ordinary differential equations
Numerical integration formulas
Learning and Teaching Methods
NOTE: This summary of teaching methods is representative of a normal Semester. Owing to the ongoing disruption from Covid-19, the exact method of delivery will be different in 2020/21.
Lectures: 44 hours
Learning and Teaching Materials
All teaching materials will be available via MOLE.
3 Tests Semester 1 (10%)
2 Tests Semester 2 (10%)
2 Hour Written Examination (80%)
The resit for this module is usually by examination only.
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.
You can view the latest Department response to the survey feedback here.