Course Title: Aerospace Mathematics 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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

Mr. Brian Hayes

Office: 51.07.05
Phone: 9925 0368

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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,  sit two supervised written examinations and complete a written assignment.

Teaching Schedule



July 11 & July 15Applications of Integration

 Mean and root mean square

Centroid of a region and Pappus’ Theorem

218July & July 22

Applications of Integration

Complex Numbers

 Second moments of inertia

Introduction, addition & subtraction, multiplication & conjugates

325 July & 29 July Complex Numbers

 Division, solutions of eqns & geometric interpretations.

Polar and exponential form.

Mid Semester Test.

41 Aug & 5 Aug  Complex Numbers Multiplication and division in polar/exp form & powers
58 Aug &12 Aug

 Complex Numbers.

Boolean Algebra

 Roots and the Region

Exercise 1 and 2

615 Aug 19 Aug
 Boolean Algebra

 Exercise 3 and 4
 7 22 Aug & Aug26 Boolean Algebra
 Exercise 5
  & 6
 29 Aug -2 SepVacation
805  Sept
 - 09 Sep
Revision Final Examination

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Lecture Notes


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

One Assignment worth 15%

Mid-Semester Examination worth 35% 

Final Examination worth 50%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

NOTE:    Dates and activities may alter.
               Students will be advised in advance by the lecturer in charge. 

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