Course Title: Aerospace Mathematics 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: MATH5158

Course Title: Aerospace Mathematics 2

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Tatjana Grozdanovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 2283

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Tatjana Grozdanovski
ph. 9925 2683  Office: 8.9.68

Siva Rajalingaram
ph. 9925 4515   Office: 51.6.21

Christian Lopez
ph. 9925 4515 Office: 51.6.21


Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MATH5156 Mathematics 1

Course Description

This course provides training in mathematics that underpins more advanced training required for employment as para-professional technicians.
Areas covered in this course include:
• Introduction to complex numbers
• Complex numbers applications
• Differential equations
• Vectors
• Partial derivatives
• Sequences and series
• Boolean Algebra.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH156 Aerospace Mathematics 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain concepts and solve problems relating to complex numbers.
2. Perform exercises involving complex numbers.
3. Solve differential equations (DEs).
4. Solve vector problems.
5. Perform exercises involving partial derivatives.
6. Perform exercises involving sequences and series.
7. Perform exercises involving Boolean Algebra.

Details of Learning Activities

  Students will be required to analyze and solve problems related to Integration, Complex Numbers and Boolean Algebra. Students will be expected to attend lecture/ tutorial classes and sit two supervised written examinations. 

Teaching Schedule

 1 Applications of Integration
 Mean and root mean square
 2  Applications of Integration Centroid of a region and Pappus’ Theorem
 3  Applications of Integration Second moments of area
 4 Complex Numbers
 Introduction, addition & subtraction, multiplication and conjugates
 5 Complex Numbers Division, solutions of equations & geometric interpretation
 6 Complex Numbers Polar and exponential form
 9 Complex Numbers Multiplication and division in polar/exponential form and powers
 9 Complex Numbers Roots and regions
 11 EXAM 1
 12 Boolean Algebra
 Exercise 1 and 2
 13 Boolean Algebra Exercise 3
 14 Boolean Algebra Exercise 4
 15 Boolean Algebra Exercise 5
 16 Boolean Algebra Exercise 6
 18 & 19

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Students will be provided with notes and exercises which they will be expected to bring to each class


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of:

A Mid-Semester test worth 35%

A Project worth 15% and

Final Examination worth 50%.

Assessment Tasks

Two 2 hour exams.

EXAM 1 (worth 60% of final mark) - Applications of Integration and Complex Numbers.

EXAM 2 (worth 40% of final mark) - Boolean Algebra.

Assessment Matrix

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