The unit is designed to fulfil the requirements for EASA Part 66 CAT A Module 1 which consists of a basic level of mathematics.
Furthermore, it acts as an essential basis for the successful completion of other units within the programme of study.
Initially, the learner will become familiar with basic rules governing numbers and then proceed to apply the learnt principles in decimal numbers, fractions, indices, conversions, percentages and averages, and ratios and proportions.
This will lead the learner to be able to understand and apply simple algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and mentally solve algebraic equations commonly found in the aviation context.
Eventually, the learner will be introduced to graphical techniques. This will enable the learner to understand the application of the Cartesian coordinate system, plot linear and quadratic equations, determine the equation of a straight line from a graph, and graphically, solve simultaneously two equations.
Finally, the learner will be presented material related to mensuration. The knowledge transmitted will enable candidates to construct and determine the area and volume of simple and compound geometrical figures.
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