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APP MTH 3021 - Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 contact hours per week.
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: (MATHS 2101 and MATHS 2102) or (MATHS 2201 and MATHS 2202)
Assumed Knowledge: MATHS 2104
Incompatible: Two of APP MTH 3000, APP MTH 3004, APP MTH 3013
Assessment: Ongoing assessment: 30%, Exam 70%

Differential equation models describe a wide range of complex problems in biology, engineering, physical sciences, economics and finance. This course focuses on ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and develops students' skills in the formulation, solution, understanding and interpretation of coupled ODE models. A range of important biological problems, from areas such as resource management, population dynamics, and public health, drives the study of analytical and numerical techniques for systems of nonlinear ODEs. A key aim of the course is building practical skills that can be applied in a wide range of scientific, business and research settings. Topics covered are: analytical methods for systems of ODEs, including vector fields, fixed points, phase-plane analysis, linearisation of nonlinear systems, bifurcations; general theory on existence and approximation of ODE solutions; biological modelling; explicit and implicit numerical methods for ODE initial value problems, computational error, consistency, convergence, stability of a numerical method, ill-conditioned and stiff problems.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 13/03/2017 Fri 31/03/2017 Fri 05/05/2017 Fri 09/06/2017

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13607 LE01 40 4 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 11am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 3022, Polygon Lecture Theatre
28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Medical School Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
2 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
24 Apr - 5 Jun Monday 11am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 3022, Polygon Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Medical School Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 8 Jun Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre