

Engineering Math Sequence
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College of Engineering

Department of Mathematics

College of Science
Overview
The engineering math (EM) sequence is a product of collaboration between the Engineering College and the Department of Mathematics, presenting four semesters of calculus and differential equations material essential for developing engineering majors. The sequence features a reorganized curriculum and incorporates additional instructional support, tailored to the needs of the Engineering College's undergraduate majors. The course sequence features the following elements:
 The Engineering Mathematics sequence: there are two tracks, a normal track and an accelerated honors track
 Normal track : Four semesters of mathematics courses, each 4 credits, and optional 3160. The courses are listed below, with links a representative syllabus and expected learning outcomes:

1310
: Engineering calculus 1singlevariable calculus

1320
: Engineering calculus 2series and multivariablecalculus

2250
: Ordinary differential equations and linear algebra

3140
: Vector calculus and partial differential equations
 3160: Complex variablesdepends on major:
 Accelerated/honors track

1311
: Accelerated engineering calculus 1singlevariable calculus

1321
: Accelerated engineering calculus 2series and multivariable and vectorcalculus
 Several options for a 3rd and 4th semester are available:

2250
: Ordinary differential equations and linear algebra
 2270 and 2280: Linear algebra, and differential equations, respectively

3140
depending on major: Vector calculus and partial differential equationssome redundant material with 1321 (the last two chapters of the calculus text are presented in 1321 and 3140)
 3150: Partial differential equationsdepends on major
 3160: Complex variablesdepends on major
 Problem solving fluency: Students should gain proficiency in complete problem solving that involves a structured approaches combining many skills to serve a stated objective, that goes beyond basic procedural skills in mathematics. These skills include reading and understanding problem objectives, operationalizing the objectives into a specific mathematical method, correct execution of mathematical methods, and interpretation and communication of results
 Weekly laboratory sections: the EM sequence incorporates one laboratory hour every week in addition to lecture time, where students participate in teachingassistantfacilitated problem solving sessions. These sessions are specifically designed to aid the problem solving fluency learning objective (see above), as well as basic skills practice.
 Streamlined presentation: Relative to the traditional calculus sequence (121012202210), the engineering sequence offers a streamlined presentation of standard calculus topics as well as an earlier presentation of transcendental functions that are important for mathematical modeling of many engineeringrelated applications.
 Textbooks:

Calculus: Concepts and Contexts 4th Edition, by James Stewart (ISBN13: 9780495557425)price is about $195.
 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations: with Introductory Partial Differential Equations , by Edwards, Penney, and Haberman, a customprinted textbook for the University of Utah: (ISBN 13: 9781269425579 )
