ENGEN100-23JS (HAM)

General Physics and Mathematics for Engineers

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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What this paper is about

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This paper prepares students for entry to BE(Hons) programmes, particularly those who did not take and/or pass sufficient NCEA Level 3 Physics credits and/or sufficient external credits in NCEA Level 3 Calculus. The paper will not count towards any BE(Hons) programme but prepares the students for entry to the year one mathematics papers (ENGEN101 and ENGEN102), Engineering Mechanics (ENGEN110), and Electricity and Electronics (ENGEN111).
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How this paper will be taught

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A review of core topics in maths and physics that underpin study in engineering. Topics include mechanics, kinematics, electric circuits, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, basic algebra and basic calculus.

A more detailed timetable of activities will be provided on moodle and discussed in the first class.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Understand and convert between system of units, resolve and add force vectors, determine moments of a force, draw a free body diagram and apply equations of equilibrium in 2D, analyse the circular motion of a particle
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Mechanics Test (2)
  • Find the equivalent resistance of networks of series and parallel resistors, use time constant principle to determine capacitor charge-discharge cycles.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Electricity IF-AT Test 1 (in class) (3)
  • Use Ohm’s Law and Kirchoff's Laws to determine branch currents and voltages, solve for branch voltages and currents for complex light globe networks, solve for branch voltages and currents in DC RC circuits
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Electricity IF-AT Test 1 (in class) (3)
    Electricity IF-AT Test 2 (in class) (5)
  • Solve NCEA level 3 maths problems related to geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, basic algebra and basic calculus in a practical setting.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Maths Test 1 (1)
    Maths Test 2 (4)
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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All assessments will be held in class. Electricity laboratory due date will be set according to the class size.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Maths Test 1
3 Feb 2023
9:00 AM
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Mechanics Test
3 Feb 2023
11:00 AM
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Electricity IF-AT Test 1 (in class)
17 Feb 2023
No set time
7.5
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Maths Test 2
17 Feb 2023
9:00 AM
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Electricity IF-AT Test 2 (in class)
17 Feb 2023
No set time
7.5
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Electricity laboratory
17 Feb 2023
No set time
10
  • Hand-in: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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