Course Title: Mathematical Transforms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM6020L

Course Title: Mathematical Transforms

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact : Selva Venkatesan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4964

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Michael Nyblom

Office: 8:9:31

Telephone 9925 2189

E-Mail :

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Satisfactory completion of Calculus & Vectors and Differential Equations

Course Description

Students will develop fundamental mathematical skills necessary to support articulation into tertiary studies in engineering. It provides students with basic techniques for differential equations which occur in engineering environment and the application of Fourier series and Laplace Transformations properties.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace



Performance Criteria:

UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

1. Determine Laplace Transformations with the aid of tables.

2. Apply the method of Laplace transformations to find solutions of initial value problems.

3. Determine the Fourier Series of periodic functions.

4 Determine half range Fourier sine and cosine series

5. Apply the method of separation of variables to solve the heat equation with prescribed boundary conditions and initial conditions

6. Apply the method of separation of variables to solve the wave equation with prescribed boundary conditions and initial conditions

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be provided with classroom tutorial instruction in each of the units to complete the learning outcomes, tasks and assessment outcomes using the

provided and recommended materials, references and the textbook.

Teaching Schedule

DatesWeek NumberContent
 11 Feb 1 Basic results of Laplace Transforms
 18 Feb 2 Theorems of Laplace Transforms
 26 Feb 3 Inverse Transforms
 4 Mar 4 Solving Linear Differential Equations
 11 Mar 5 Solving Second order Differential Equations
 18 Mar 6 Review
 25 Mar 7 Test 1 worth 40%
 1 Apri 8 Periodic functions
 8 Apri 9 Even and Odd functions
 15 Apri 10 Fourier Coefficients
 22 Apri 11 Fourier Series of Periodic Functions
 29 Apri 12 Half  Range Fourier Series
 6 May 13 Partial Differential Equations
 13 May 14 Normal Vectors, Tangent Planes and Directional Derivative
 20 May 15

 Bounday Value Problems

 27 May 16 Revision
 3 June 17 Test 2 worth 40%

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Lecture Notes


Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Fourth Edition, K. A. Stroud

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Test 1 worth 50%
Test 2 worth 50%

Assessment Tasks

Students will be provided with exercises to practice the use of Laplace Transforms in solving Differential Equations with

various right-hand sides use in circuit theory. In addition students will be given exercises in the calculation of Fourier

Series and elementary vector calculus.

Assessment Matrix

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