MATH2021 Introduction to Applied Mathematics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Mathematics and Statistics major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit provides an introduction to the application of mathematics to the solution of real world problems that arise in science and engineering. The key idea is how the real world is modelled using mathematics. The unit introduces some of the principal mathematical techniques such as difference equations, differential equations and partial differential equations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) formulate real-world problems in abstract mathematical terms and (2) apply methods of solving problems and interpret the results.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tests and (2) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Miccal Matthews
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1
or
(MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
Unit Outline
http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/MATH2021/SEM-1/2018
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