Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module aims to build on Level 4 Calculus by developing skills of mathematical techniques, with a particular focus on methods for solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Some basic techniques for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) will also be introduced.
analyse a differential equation, then select and apply appropriate theoretical material and/or computational methods to solve the equation: 1,2interpret the behaviour of solutions of differential equations through the use of phase-plane analysis: 1,2analyse a physical problem, then select and apply appropriate methods to solve this problem interpreting the result: 2
This module focuses on methods for solving ordinary differential equations. The topics include: solutions to first-order equations, higher-order linear equations, power series methods, graphical aspects of differential equations and Laplace transforms. The module also introduces the idea of partial differential equations and some elementary methods of solution. This module prepares students for a wide range of Level 6 modules.
Lectures: 36 hoursTutorials: 12 hoursIndependent study: 100 hoursUnseen examination: 2 hours
Intended Learning Outcomes
1: Assignment weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Online assignmentStudents should expect to spend 10 hours for revision and preparation of this work.2: Open Book Assessment weighted 80%
Open book style examThe examination paper will consist of no less than five and not more than eight questions all of which are compulsory.