This course is designed for students whose prior background does not fully satisfy the mathematics requirements for admission and/or for students who wish to take a refresher course in applied mathematics. The course provides a review of differential and integral calculus in one or more variables. It covers elementary linear algebra and differential equations, including first- and second-order linear differential equations. Basic concepts of matrix theory are discussed (e.g., matrix multiplication, inversion, and eigenvalues/eigenvectors). Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of calculus. Course Note(s): Not for graduate credit.
The course materials are divided into modules which can be accessed by clicking Modules on the menu. A module will have several sections including the overview, content, readings, discussions, and assignments. You are encouraged to preview all sections of the module before starting. Most modules run for a period of seven (7) days, exceptions are noted in the Course Outline. You should regularly check the Calendar and Announcements for assignment due dates.
To review and to expose the student to the fundamental mathematical techniques used in science and engineering, and to demonstrate these techniques by the solution of problems in various disciplines.
Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 10th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2018.
ISBN 13: 978-0-470-45836-5
ISBN 10: 0-470-45836-4
Textbook information for this course is available online through the appropriate bookstore website: For online courses, search the BNC website at http://ep.jhu.edu/bookstore.
Additionally, any of the following texts or other texts that you may have from previous courses may be useful for this class if you find yourself struggling with specific skills:
KR Matthews, Elementary Linear Algebra, http://www.numbertheory.org/book/.
It is expected that each module will take approximately 7–10 hours per week to complete. Here is an approximate breakdown: reading the assigned sections of the texts (approximately 2–3 hours per week) as well as some outside reading, listening to the audio annotated slide presentations (approximately 1–2 hours per week), and writing assignments (approximately 3–5 hours per week).
This course will consist of the following basic student requirements:
You are responsible for carefully reading all assigned material and being prepared for discussion. The majority of readings are from the course text. Additional reading may be assigned to supplement text readings.
Post your initial response to the discussion questions by the evening of day 3 for that module week. Posting a response to the discussion question is part one of your grade for module discussions (i.e., Timeliness).
Part two of your grade for module discussion is your interaction (i.e., responding to classmate postings with thoughtful responses) with at least two classmates (i.e., Critical Thinking). Just posting your response to a discussion question is not sufficient; we want you to interact with your classmates. Be detailed in your postings and in your responses to your classmates' postings. Feel free to agree or disagree with your classmates. Please ensure that your postings are civil and constructive.
I will monitor module discussions and will respond to some of the discussions as discussions are posted.
Evaluation of preparation and participation is based on contribution to discussions.
Preparation and participation is evaluated by the following grading elements:
Assignments will be quantitative problem sets utilizing WileyPLUS.
All assignments are due according to the dates in the Calendar.
Late submissions will be reduced by 10 points per day late and will not be accepted after the solutions have been posted (no exceptions without prior coordination with the instructor).
Quantitative assignments are evaluated by the following grading elements:
Quantitative assignments (not performed on WileyPLUS) are graded as follows:
100–90 = A—All parts of question are addressed; All assumptions are clearly stated; All intermediate derivations and calculations are provided; Answer is technically correct and is clearly indicated; Answer precision and units are appropriate.
89–80 = B—All parts of question are addressed; All assumptions are clearly stated; Some intermediate derivations and calculations are provided; Answer is technically correct and is indicated; Answer precision and units are appropriate.
79–70=C—Most parts of question are addressed; Assumptions are partially stated; Few intermediate derivations and calculations are provided; Answer is not technically correct but is indicated; Answer precision and units are indicated but inappropriate.
<70=F—Some parts of the question are addressed; Assumptions are not stated; Intermediate derivations and calculations are not provided; The answer is incorrect or missing; The answer precision and units are inappropriate or missing.
The midterm exam will be available in Module 7 and the final exam will be available in the last Module. You will have one week to complete the exams and they will be due by 11:59 PM exactly one week from their release. You may use the course text to complete the exams.
The exams will be conducted via WileyPLUS and are evaluated by the following grading elements (if partial credit is granted):
Exams are evaluated by the following grading elements (:
Exams are graded as follows:
100–90 = A—All parts of question are addressed; All assumptions are clearly stated; All intermediate derivations and calculations are provided; Answer is technically correct and is clearly indicated; Answer precision and units are appropriate.
89–80 = B—All parts of question are addressed; All assumptions are clearly stated; Some intermediate derivations and calculations are provided; Answer is technically correct and is indicated; Answer precision and units are appropriate.
79–70=C—Most parts of question are addressed; Assumptions are partially stated; Few intermediate derivations and calculations are provided; Answer is not technically correct but is indicated; Answer precision and units are indicated but inappropriate.
<70=F—Some parts of the question are addressed; Assumptions are not stated; Intermediate derivations and calculations are not provided; The answer is incorrect or missing; The answer precision and units are inappropriate or missing.
Item | % of Grade |
Preparation and Participation (Class Discussions) | 10% |
Assignments | 30% |
Midterm Exam | 30% |
Final Exam | 30% |
Score Range | Letter Grade |
---|---|
100-98 | = A+ |
97-94 | = A |
93-90 | = A− |
89-87 | = B+ |
86-83 | = B |
82-80 | = B− |
79-77 | = C+ |
76-73 | = C |
72-70 | = C− |
69-67 | = D+ |
66-63 | = D |
<63 | = F |
Deadlines for Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from Courses
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Academic Misconduct Policy
All students are required to read, know, and comply with the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) / Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) Procedures for Handling Allegations of Misconduct by Full-Time and Part-Time Graduate Students.
This policy prohibits academic misconduct, including but not limited to the following: cheating or facilitating cheating; plagiarism; reuse of assignments; unauthorized collaboration; alteration of graded assignments; and unfair competition. Course materials (old assignments, texts, or examinations, etc.) should not be shared unless authorized by the course instructor. Any questions related to this policy should be directed to EP’s academic integrity officer at ep-academic-integrity@jhu.edu.
Students with Disabilities - Accommodations and Accessibility
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For further information or to start the process of requesting accommodations, please contact Student Disability Services at Engineering for Professionals, ep-disability-svcs@jhu.edu.
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Classroom Climate
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If you have concerns in this course about harassment, discrimination, or any unequal treatment, or if you seek accommodations or resources, please reach out to the course instructor directly. Reporting will never impact your course grade. You may also share concerns with your program chair, the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, or the Office of Institutional Equity. In handling reports, people will protect your privacy as much as possible, but faculty and staff are required to officially report information for some cases (e.g. sexual harassment).
Course Auditing
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