Singapore University of Social Sciences

Fundamentals of Mathematical Methods and Mechanics

Fundamentals of Mathematical Methods and Mechanics (MTH211)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 30 November 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


MTH211 is concerned with the use of mathematics to solve real-world problems. Part of it deals with the representation of relevant aspects of the real worldin the form of mathematical models; another part is concerned with the mathematical methods that are useful in working with these models. The material of the course is organized in a way that reflects these broad divisions. By far the most important element of the models part of the course is the study of Newtonian mechanics. Newtonian mechanics is the basic source of models of the motion of objects of ordinary size moving with ordinary speeds (or not moving at all), and itunderpins much of physical science and mechanical engineering.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Review of Mathematical principles
  • First order differential equations
  • Second order differential equations
  • Vector algebra
  • Statics
  • Newtonian mechanics in one-dimension

Learning Outcome

  • Identify a variety of mathematical techniques for applied mathematical problems.
  • Present methods of differentiation and integration.
  • Interpret first and second order differential equations.
  • Apply vectors and vector algebra to a variety of problems.
  • Solve static and force problems with vectors.
  • Apply Newtonian mechanics.
  • Apply a range of mathematical techniques to solve a variety of quantitative problems.
  • Analyze and solve problems individually and/or as part of a group.
  • Solve a number of problem sets within strict deadlines.
  • Solve problems related to mathematical methods and mechanics using Mathcad.
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