ING2307 Mathematical Methods in Practice

Course code: 
ING2307
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Matematiske metoder i praksis
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
Credits: 
7,5
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching semester: 
2022 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2022 Spring
Person in charge: 
Ellen Berle
Course content

The course will further develop mathematical maturation, provide a good understanding of mathematical tools and significant insight into mathematical ideas that underlie key, practical applications in the service and otherwise in the engineering field of study. Academic content: series and sequences, difference equations, vectors, the Fourier transform, the Laplace transform.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • explain and apply the theory from selected topics in Fourier analysis
  • use and understand the theory of the Laplace transform enough to be able to use engineering subjects during his/her service in the Navy
  • calculate vectors and understand the importance of vector calculus
  • calculate functions of several variables and vector functions/vector fields and explain how this is related to vector calculus
  • understand and apply the theory of infinite series, power series and simple methods for solving difference equations

Skills

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • understand and use mathematical representations and formulate engineering problems in mathematical form
  • use problem solving and model building as a tool for solving tasks in his/her further service
  • identify relationships between mathematics and engineering applications and otherwise in his/her studies and analyse results from mathematical calculations
  • apply solution methods and implement mathematical reasoning

General competences

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • understand relationships between mathematics and engineering applications
  • analyse the grade of mathematical understanding that is necessary for serving in the Navy and keeping up to date professionally
  • use mathematics to communicate about engineering problems
  • understand that the level of precision in mathematical language makes it appropriate for structuring engineering problems and providing openings for solutions
Working and learning activities

Emphasis is placed on using examples from other technical courses and from service in the Navy to illustrate topics. 

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Curriculum

Croft, A., Davison, R., Hargreaves, M., & Flint, J. (2017). Engineering Mathematics – A Foundation for Electronic, Electrical, Communications and System Engineers (5.utgave). Harlow: Pearson-Education (kap. 6.1-6.5 og 18; 22; 7, 25 and 26; 24.1-24.8; 21.1-10)

Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Muntlig eksamenIndividual35MinutesPercentage50Not requiredOral exam for about 35minutes, at first in groups of 2, then individually. The exam must be passed. Approved calculator, textbook and school formula collection
MappevurderingIndividual1SemestersPercentage50Not required Portfolio assessment. The portfolio is based on 1 to 2 tests, 2 to 3 submissions and 1 project assignment.
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Muntlig eksamen
Grouping:Individual
Duration:35
Type of duration:Minutes
Grading scale:Percentage
Proportion:50
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:Oral exam for about 35minutes, at first in groups of 2, then individually. The exam must be passed.
Supported materials: Approved calculator, textbook and school formula collection
Form of assessment:Mappevurdering
Grouping:Individual
Duration:1
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:Percentage
Proportion:50
Oral examination:Not required
Comment: Portfolio assessment. The portfolio is based on 1 to 2 tests, 2 to 3 submissions and 1 project assignment.
Supported materials:
Authors: 
Knut Meen
Tore Langholm
Approval signature: 
Fagråd Sjømilitær Teknologi, 18.04.2018