MA2600 - Introduction to Modern Computational Mathematics
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Engineering (pre 2015)
This introduction to modern mathematical computation provides a new approach to the
teaching and learning of computer packages. Many introductions to computer packages
aim to teach the syntax (rules and structure) and semantics (meaning) of the system
as efficiently as possible but not why it is necessary to learn such things. By contrast,
this subject will demonstrate that mathematical software tools such as Maple are effective
tools with a wide range of applications in areas of mathematics, mathematics education,
computer science, engineering and science. How computation and experimention can help
build mathematical intuition and knowledge is a theme that will be emphasised throughout
- skills in using a computer algebra system;
- enhanced understanding of mathematics and improved mathematical problem solving skills
from using and experimenting with computer assisted mathematics.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Darcy Mullamphy.
- 26 hours lectures
- 26 hours - Computer Lab
||quizzes or tests (30% - 50%); assignments (50% - 70%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest