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MA3211 - Mathematical Modelling and Differential Equations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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This subject provides students with hands-on modelling skills for a wide variety of problems involving rates of change. While we focus on growth and decay processes, populations and heating and cooling processes, the mathematical techniques presented can be applied to many other areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • construct a model, including the conversion of a seemingly complex problem into a much simpler one;
  • employ analytical, graphical, and computational tools, to analyse the behaviour of models under changing conditions;
  • validate models, recognising strengths and limitations;
  • employ a variety of analytical and computational techniques to solve ordinary and partial differential equations.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (60%)
  • assignments (40%).
Prerequisites: MA2000 AND MA2210

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: 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 official information.