UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications

Credit 6 points
  Offering
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Electrical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Environmental specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Mechanical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit follows on from MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods. It provides a foundation in some of the more advanced concepts and techniques of mathematics which are required in Engineering. Theory and applications are illustrated using examples from Engineering in, for example, electromagnetism and fluid mechanics.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand and employ the fundamental theorems of multivariable calculus; (2) understand and apply Green's, Stokes' and divergence theorems and Maxwell's equations; (3) understand and employ integral transforms, particularly Fourier transforms; (4) use the method of separation of variables to solve partial differential equations; (5) understand and apply operators to tensors and complex vector spaces; and (6) understand and apply operators to normed spaces, infinite dimensional vector spaces and Hilbert spaces.
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 Des Hill
Unit rules
Prerequisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week

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