This unit will be offered for the first time in 2022.
This unit gives an overview of some of the key ideas and concepts that underpin modern applied mathematics.
There are three distinct elements that will be covered: (i) an introduction to complex analysis, in which we discuss the important theories and some applications particularly to fluid mechanics and transform methods; this leads on to (ii) transform methods and their use in solving problems, such as heat conduction, that are not amenable to more elementary approaches. Last, (iii) we introduce methods of calculus of variation with application such as the brachistochrone problem in mechanics.
This unit is a compulsory part of the Mathematics Major of the BSc.
|Unit name||Complex Analysis and Transform Theory|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor Andrew Bassom|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Explain and apply relevant theory of complex analysis to the solution of amenable real-world problems including fluid mechanics.
- Develop and apply relevant aspects of transform theory to the solution of amenable real-world problems such as heat conduction.
- Develop and apply relevant aspects of calculus of variations to the solution of appropriate real-world problems such as the brachistochrone problem in mechanics.
- Interpret and present information in mathematical and plain English form.
- Use personal and social responsibility in the ethical application of approaches to problem solving, self-directed learning, and group learning.
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PrerequisitesKMA252 and KMA254
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KMA381, KMA315 and KMA382
Independent study involving approx 6 hours per week.
|Assessment||Test (10%)|In-class Assignment (10%)|Examination (60%)|Guided assignments (x6) (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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