Covers use of calculus and applied linear algebra in solving problems that arise in the modelling of real-world situations in biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Introduction to phenomena that involve continuous change with time; dynamical systems. Linear and non-linear differential equations. Differential equations of first order. Examples. Separable and linear equations. Non-linear equations, transformations. Second-order equations; examples. Solutions of forced and unforced equations. Systems of first-order differential equations, reduction to algebraic systems. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors. Linear independence, orthogonality. Inner product spaces. Laplace transforms.
|Unit name||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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KMA152 OR JEE103 and KMA154 OR JEE104
3x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial, 1 computer lab weekly
2-hr exam (70%), internal assessment (30%)
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