EMTH171-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Mathematical Modelling and Computation

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 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.

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.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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