Courses Catalogue

Calculus, Geometry And Linear Algebra

COURSE CODE: DAT1113
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course covers algebra, calculus, and geometry; emphasizing topics useful in other disciplines. Among others, topics include; number system, sequence and series, equations and inequalities, Exponential and Logarithmic functions, solid geometry, coordinate system, curve tracing, functions and limits, differentiation and integration and their applications in engineering fields.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To impart analytical ability in solving mathematical problems as applied to the respective branches of Engineering

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:          

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·         Breakdown and use the concepts in algebra, calculus and analytic geometry.

·         Apply the above concepts to solve problems taken primarily from the physical and engineering sciences.

·         Get prepared for higher level mathematics and science courses.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·         Solve differential and integral calculus problems.

·         Find limits of sequences;

·         Integrate line and surface integrals;

·         Apply solid geometry concepts.

·         Solve double and triple integration and enable them to handle integrals of higher orders.

·         Solve numbers involving Equations & Inequalities, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Functions & Limits.

·         Solve engineering problems using differentiation and integration concepts.