EMTH171-20SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2020 start

Mathematical Modelling and Computation

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 30 November 2020
End Date: Sunday, 7 February 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 11 December 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 15 January 2021

Description

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

This summer occurrence of EMTH171 is intended for those students who have studied the course previously and who have demonstrated that they are competent in the Matlab programming content of the course.

This is a waitlisted course with enrolment subject to Head of School approval - potential students should contact the Course Administrator in the first instance.

EMTH171-20SU2 is not available for online study.  Students are expected to be physically present for all timetabled course activities and assessments.

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.

Pre-requisites

1) MATH101, or
2) NCEA 14 Credits (18 strongly recommended) at level 3 Mathematics (including the standards 'Apply differentiation methods in solving problems (91578)' and 'Apply integration methods in solving problems (91579)'), or
3) Cambridge: D at A level or
an A at AS level in Mathematics, or
4) IB: 4 at HL or
6 at SL in Mathematics, or
5) approval of the Head of School based on alternative prior learning. RP: It is strongly recommended that students should have passed EMTH118 or
MATH102 before taking EMTH171. A prior or
concurrent enrolment in EMTH119 or
MATH103 is also recommended. If you are taking EMTH171 concurrently with EMTH118 or
MATH102, you are likely to experience difficulties and need to put in extra work.

Restrictions

MATH170, MATH171

Co-requisites

Recommended Preparation

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

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 445
25 Jan - 31 Jan
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 445
4 Jan - 10 Jan
25 Jan - 31 Jan
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
11 Jan - 24 Jan
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
11 Jan - 17 Jan

Examination and Formal Tests

Exam A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112
1 Feb - 7 Feb
Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
18 Jan - 24 Jan

Timetable Note

The timetable runs November 2020 to February 2021.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jenny Harlow

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Labs 20%
Case Study 20%
Test 15%
Exam 45%


To obtain a clear pass for this course you must pass the course as a whole (≥ 50%) and achieve at least 40% in the final examination and achieve the required minimum mark in Part A of the Test.

If your final mark on Part A of the test or the final examination does not meet the requirements to pass the course then the highest mark you can receive for the course is a D, regardless of your other marks.

Notes

This summer occurrence of EMTH171 is intended for those students who have studied the course previously and who have demonstrated that they are competent in the Matlab programming content of the course.

This is a waitlisted course with enrolment subject to Head of School approval - potential students should contact the Course Administrator in the first instance.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $975.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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