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MATH 1491 - Basic Technical Mathematics for Mechanical

Mathematics Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Introduces differential calculus of polynomial functions including appropriate support topics from algebra, analytical geometry, plane geometry, trigonometry and the theory of logarithms and exponential functions. There will be strong emphasis on illustrating the mathematics with applications from technology, engineering and the physical sciences.



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Solve algebraic equations and manipulate relevant mechanical and electrical formulas. [1, 2]
  • Define, evaluate and graph functions as well as identify and interpret graphs. [1, 2]
  • Determine the equation of a line in various forms and sketch the graph of a linear function. [1, 2]
  • Graph quadratic functions and solve applied problems by solving quadratic equations. [1, 2]
  • Determine, graph and solve trigonometric functions, and solve applied problems involving angles in degrees and radians. [1, 2]
  • Solve problems involving arc length, sector area, and linear/angular velocity. [1, 2]
  • Apply fundamental trigonometric identities to solve trigonometric equations. [1, 2]
  • Transform exponential equations to logarithmic form, and vice versa including graphs. [1, 2]
  • Determine and apply common and natural logarithms/antilogarithms to solve problems. [1, 2]
  • Determine limits and continuity of functions over an interval. [1, 2]
  • Differentiate a function by applying fundamental differentiation rules. [1, 2]

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

MATH 1491 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Systems Option)
    Full-time   Diploma


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