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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
General information for students
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.
For further information see
Mathematics and Statistics.