MTH147 - Mathematics with Foundations

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Subject Title
Mathematics with Foundations

Subject Description
MTH147 is an introductory course for students in the Electronics Engineering Technology or Technician programs.  This course is a version of MTH155 with teaching and learning support for students who require additional help with the foundations of mathematics.  Topics include calculations and applications with algebraic expressions, systems of linear equations, expanding and factoring algebraic fractions, trigonometry and sinusoidal wave forms.  The objective of the course is to provide the students with a uniform competency in mathematical fundamentals and to thus facilitate the further learning of other technical subjects and more advanced courses in mathematics.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technician Programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Identify and use basic mathematical principles, concepts and definitions.
2.  Manipulate and perform accurate calculations involving fractions, decimals, place values, ratios and proportions, exponents, roots and using relevant technical formulae.
3.  Perform accurate and precise unit conversions (between metric and imperial), using engineering and scientific notation.
4.  Recognize basic algebraic concepts and perform mathematical operations on algebraic expressions and equations.
5.  Use special products to factor and expand algebraic and fractional expressions
6.  Solve and graph fractional and non-fractional linear equations.  Solve systems of linear equations by applying methods of elimination by substitution, by additional or by subtractions and determinants.
7.  Use basic trigonometric functions to solve a variety of technical problems, including the sketching of sinusoids to identify amplitude, frequency and phase shift.
8.  Identify and sketch exponential graphs as they relate to charge-discharge circuits.
9.  Apply these learning outcomes to solve word problems and to do so in small group exercises such as are found in science and engineering practice.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.