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Module Descriptor

MECH2007 Modelling & Analysis in Engineering II

Alt. Code(s)
Modelling & Analysis in Engineering II
UCL units/ECTS
0.5 / 7.5
Taught by
Dr Mehrdad Zangeneh (100%) (Module Coordinator)


Students considering registering for this course would normally be expected to have completed an introductory course in engineering mathematics, e.g. MECH1010.


Course Aims

  • Basic concepts of vector calculus such as gradient, divergence and curl and their practical applications to derive governing equations from conservation laws.
  • Fourier series and its application to forced damped periodic oscillations.
  • Partial differential equations and their solution by using method of separation of variables.
  • Basic concepts of matrix representation.
  • Solution of systems of linear equations.
  • The application of matrices to dynamical systems.
  • Solution of linear ODEs with various types of forcing using Laplace theory.
  • Solution of a set of linear equations using iterative or direct methods.

Method of Instruction
This is a lecture based class supported by tutorial classes..  Lecture materials and tutorial sheets provided on Moodle in advance.

  • Written examination (3 hours, 75%) 
  • 5-6 tests (25%) on various parts of the course.

To pass this course, students must: 

  • Obtain an overall pass mark of 40% for all sections combined 
  • Recommended Reading
  • Spencer, AJM et al Engineering Mathematics Vol. 1 Van Nostrand Rheinhold
  • Boas, M. L Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences Wiley
  • Rao  Mechanical vibrations (eigenvalues) Pearson
  • James Modern Engineering Mathematics 

Highly Recommended

  • O’Neil, P. V Advanced Engineering Mathematics Wadsworth
  • Kreyszig, E. Advanced Engineering Mathematics- Wiley

Secondary Texts

  • Stroud, K. A Engineering Mathematics MacMillan


The course continues the approach of the related first year course (considered to be a pre­requisite) in formulating and solving mathematical and physical models of real engineering systems by appropriate methods. In particular the following are converted. Matrix methodology - analytical and numerical solutions, eigen values and eigen vectors, Laplace and other transforms, periodic phenomena including damped vibrations, heat flow, plate vibration, fields in mechanical systems, partial differential equations.

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