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APP MTH 4121 - Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations Hon

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 contact hours per week
Restriction: Honours students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2106 or MATHS 2201
Assumed Knowledge: MATHS 2104 or MATHS 2107
Assessment: Ongoing assessment, exam
Syllabus:

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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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14167 WR01 6 5 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
Note: This class will be delivered both online and face to face. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13076 TU02 3 3 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for offshore / interstate students only. Where this requirement is not met, students risk being removed from this class. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
14164 TU01 3 2 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19357 LEC0 6 5 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.