School of Mathematics, Trinity College

Course 2E01 - Mathematics for SF Engineering, MSISS and MEMS 2017 (click for more information)

(SF Engineers & MSISS & MEMS)

Lecturer Dmitri Zaitsev


Requirements/prerequisites: 1E1, 1E2
Number of lectures per week: 3 + 1 tutorial (tutorials starting week 2)
Duration: 11 weeks


The Annual Exam will have 6 questions. Credit will be given for the best 5 questions. Tutorial sheets/assignments counting 10% and Final Exam 90%. Supplemental Exam counts 100%.


Tutors and tutorials:
Hannah O'Brennan: Tuesday 10am Salmon, Thursday 9am Salmon,
Aideen Griffin: Wednesday 9am ST120 (Lloyd), Thursday 9am Drawing Office (Museum Building),
Francisco Garcia Abad: Tuesday 10am M21 (Museum Building)


Rough hand-written Lecture Notes can be found here, here and here.


Problem Sheets in PDF: Sheet 1 Sheet 2 Sheet 3


Most solutions to the exercises are very similar to those older ones that can be found here, here and here and here. Solutions to the last two exercises from 2015 are here.


Every problem in the calculus of variations has a solution, provided the word solution is suitably understood. -- David Hilbert


Objectives. The objectives of this course are to give the participants a basic grounding in the mathematics that underlies virtually all of the applications of the mathematics to engineering and to promote an ability among the participants to apply this knowledge to new situations.


Course outline:

Linear Algebra: Chapters 3-6 (11th and 10th edition) or 3-7 (9th edition) in Anton-Rorres' book "Elementary Linear Algebra (with applications)". Euclidean n-Space and n-Vectors, Operations with them. Linear Transformations and their Matrices. Subspaces. Linear Combinations of Vectors. Subspaces spanned by a Set of Vectors. Linear Independence of a Set of Vectors. Basis and Dimension. Standard Basis in n-space. Coordinates of Vectors relative to a Basis. General and Particular Solutions for a Linear System. Row, Column and Nullspace of a Matrix. Finding Bases for them using Elementary Row Operations. Rank and Nullity of a Matrix. Inner Products, Lengths, Distances and Angles relative to them. Orthogonal and Orthonormal Bases relative to an Inner Product. Orthogonal projections to Subspaces. Gram-Schmidt Process (see Example 7 in Chapter 6.3). Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Square Matrices.

Fourier Analysis (Chapter 10 (or 11 in 9th ed.) in Kreyszig' book "Advanced Engineering Mathematics"). Fourier Series for periodic functions. Euler Formulas for the Fourier Coefficients. Even and Odd Functions. Fourier Cosine and Fourier Sine Series for them. Fourier Integral and Fourier Transform.


Helpful links.
Calculus:
Beautiful Fourier series visualisation with d3.js
Calculus for Beginners and Artists by Daniel Kleitman
Multivariable Calculus Online by Jeff Knisley
Linear Algebra:
Importance of Linear algebra in Engineering Design Methodology by Mysore Narayanan (PDF file)
Linear Algebra Toolkit by Przemyslaw Bogacki
Java applet introducing 3-vectors by Maths Online
Matrix Algebra Tutorials by S.O.S. MATHematics
A Linear Algebra book by Jim Hefferon
Miscellaneous:
Beautiful WebGL water simulation by Evan Wallace and the author's article about it


Old 2E1/2E2 web pages.
2E01 2016 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets.
2E02 2015 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets.
2E02 2014 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets.
2E02 2013 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets.
2E02 2012 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets.
2E02 2011 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets.
2E02 2010 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets.
2E2 2008-09 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets and some Solutions.
2E2 2007-08 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets and some Solutions.
2E1 2006-07 Part I by Richard Timoney and Part II by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets and some Solutions.
2E1 2005-06 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets and some Solutions.
2E1 2004-05 by Dmitri Zaitsev with Problem Sheets and some Solutions.
2E1 2003-04 by Fermin Viniegra with many interesting links.


Past examinations:
TCD examination papers (2012 - present)
TCD examination papers (1998 - 2012)
School of Mathematics examination papers (1992 - 2000)

For Scholarship exam related problems see also years 2009 and 2008 papers.

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