EMTH171-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Mathematical Modelling and Computation

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

An introduction to mathematical modelling and simulation via case studies using standard computer packages. Structured programming for mathematical problem solving.

An introductory course in mathematical modelling and computation. This course introduces the use of computational methods to solve real-world problems. The course includes case studies chosen from a range of engineering and scientific applications.

Topics: the MATLAB programming environment; basic concepts in structured programming; basic numerical methods; case studies from engineering and scientific applications, showing the process of modelling through formulation, solution and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will:

  • Be familiar with the MATLAB programming environment.
  • Be familiar with the basics of structured programming (including for loops, conditional statements, and writing functions).
  • Understand the concept of a numerical method and appreciate the need for numerical methods in real-world problem solving.
  • Be familiar with numerical integration, Newton’s method, and Euler’s method for differential equations and systems of coupled differential equations.
  • Be able to implement these numerical methods computationally.
  • Have an introductory-level understanding of the concepts and techniques involved in formulating a mathematical model of a real-world situation.
  • Be able to interpret computational results in the context of a real-world problem.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

RP: It is strongly recommended that students should have passed EMTH118 or MATH102 before taking EMTH171/MATH170. A prior or concurrent enrolment in EMTH119 or MATH103 is also recommended. If you are taking EMTH171/MATH170 concurrently with EMTH118 or MATH102, you are likely to experience difficulties and need to put in extra work.

Restrictions

MATH170, MATH171

Recommended Preparation

It is strongly recommended that students should have passed EMTH118 or MATH102 before taking EMTH171/MATH170. A prior or concurrent enrolment in EMTH119 or MATH103 is also recommended. If you are taking EMTH171/MATH170 concurrently with EMTH118 or MATH102, you are likely to experience difficulties and need to put in extra work.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
04 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
05 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
06 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
08 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
09 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
10 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
13 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
14 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
15 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
16 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
17 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
18 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
21 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
22 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
25 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
26 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
27 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
28 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
29 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
30 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
31 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
32 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
33 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
34 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
37 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
38 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
39 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
40 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
41 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
42 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
43 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
44 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
45 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
46 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
49 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
50 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
51 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
52 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
53 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
54 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
55 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
56 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
57 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct
58 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 08:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
02 Wednesday 08:30 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 09:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
04 Wednesday 09:30 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
05 Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
06 Wednesday 10:30 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
07 Wednesday 11:00 - 11:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
08 Wednesday 11:30 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
09 Wednesday 12:00 - 12:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
10 Wednesday 12:30 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
11 Wednesday 08:00 - 08:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
12 Wednesday 08:30 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
13 Wednesday 09:00 - 09:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
14 Wednesday 09:30 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
15 Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
16 Wednesday 10:30 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
17 Wednesday 11:00 - 11:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
18 Wednesday 11:30 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
19 Wednesday 15:00 - 15:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Wednesday 15:30 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
21 Wednesday 16:00 - 16:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
22 Wednesday 16:30 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
23 Wednesday 17:00 - 17:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
24 Wednesday 17:30 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
25 Thursday 10:00 - 10:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
26 Thursday 10:30 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
27 Thursday 11:00 - 11:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
28 Thursday 11:30 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
29 Thursday 12:00 - 12:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
30 Thursday 12:30 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
31 Thursday 13:00 - 13:30 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
32 Thursday 13:30 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 442 6 Aug - 12 Aug
33 Thursday 08:00 - 08:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
34 Thursday 08:30 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
35 Thursday 09:00 - 09:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
36 Thursday 09:30 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
37 Thursday 10:00 - 10:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
38 Thursday 10:30 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
39 Thursday 11:00 - 11:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
40 Thursday 11:30 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
41 Thursday 12:00 - 12:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
42 Thursday 12:30 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
43 Thursday 16:00 - 16:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
44 Thursday 16:30 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
45 Thursday 17:00 - 17:30 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
46 Thursday 17:30 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab 6 Aug - 12 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
04 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
05 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
06 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
07 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
08 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
09 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
10 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
11 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
12 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
13 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
14 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
15 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
16 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
17 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
18 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
19 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
20 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
21 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
22 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
23 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
24 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
25 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
26 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
27 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
28 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
29 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
30 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
31 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
32 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
33 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
34 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
37 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
38 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
39 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
40 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
41 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
42 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
43 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
44 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
45 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
46 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
47 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
49 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
50 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
51 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
52 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
53 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
54 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
55 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 24 Sep - 30 Sep
56 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 24 Sep - 30 Sep
57 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep
58 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2 24 Sep - 30 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Michael Plank

Course Administrator

Jenny Harlow

Lecturer

Jenny Harlow

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

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