# Course Title: Differential Equations and Matrixes

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: BUSM6021L

Course Title: Differential Equations and Matrixes

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 Email:selva.venkatesan@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Donna Baker

Office 8.9.71 ph 9925 3763

Michael Nyblom

Office 8.9.71 ph 9925 3763

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Satisfactory completion of Calculus and Vectors

Course Description

Students will develop fundamental mathematical skills necessary to support articulation into tertiary studies in engineering. It involves mathematical objects such as differential equations, matrices and series, which are needed by electronic engineer.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace Element: - Performance Criteria: -

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and subsequently model physical situations described by differential equations

2. Interpret the solutions to first order linear and separable differential equations in terms of the physical problem

3 Interpret solutions to second order linear differential equations having constant coefficients which correspond to damping and resonance

4. Apply the concept of convergence of a series and investigate the behaviour of positive term and alternating series

5. Determine power series expansions for functions to manipulate standard power series

6. Perform basic operations on matrices

7. Use row-echelon forms to solve systems of linear equations and to determine the inverse of a matrix/

8. Interpret 3 X3 matrices geometrically, especially rotation matrices

9. Determine eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix

10. Determine partial derivatives of a function of several variables and understand their physical/geometric significance

11. Use space curves to specify motion of a body through space and determine the body’s velocity

12. Determine the directional derivative and gradient of a scalar function

13. Understand the geometric significance of for a surface defined by

14. Apply functions of several variables to problems involving errors and maxima/minima

15. Evaluate simple double integrals and interpret as volume of region under a given surface

Details of Learning Activities

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

Teaching Schedule

Note: Dates and activities may alter. Students will be advised in advance.

 Week Starting Week Number Content 11 Feb 1 First order differential Equations – Type 1, Type 2 18 Feb 2 First order differential Equations - Separable Variable 25 Feb 3 First order Linear Differential Equations 3 Mar 4 First Order Homogenous Differential Equations 10 Mar 5 Revision 17 Mar 6 Test 1 worth 50% 24 Mar 7 Second order Linear Homogeneous Differential Equations 31 Mar 8 Second order linear non- Homogeneous Differential Equations 7 Apr Student Vacation 14 Apr 9 Particular Integral – f(x) is a polynomial 21 Apr 10 Particular Integral – f(x) is an exponential 28 Apr 11 Particular Integral – f(x) is a trigonometrical 5 May 12 Matrices 12 May 13 Solving System of Linear Equations using Matrices 19 May 14 Taylor polynomials and infinite series 26 May 15 Power series 2 Jun 16 Partial Differentiation of a function of several variables 9 Jun 17 Test 2 worth 50%

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 RMIT Lecture Notes Mathematical Methods for engineers and Scientists, Fourth Edition, G.F. Fitz-Gerald and I.A. Peckham

References

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

Other Resources

Students will be expected to bring a scientific or graphic calculator to each class.

Overview of Assessment

Test 1 worth 50%
Test 2 worth 50%

Mid Semester Test

Topics: First Order Differential Equations - Type 1 and
Type 2 Differential Equations, Separable Variables, Linear Differential Equations and Homogeneous Differential Equations.

Duration: 2 hours

Date: The week beginning with 17th March

Worth: 50% of overall score

Final Semester Examination

Topics: Second Order Differential Equations – Homogeneous and Non - Homogeneous Differential Equations with constant co-efficients, Matrices and Power Series

Duration: 2 hours

Date: The week beginning with 9th June

Assessment Matrix

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