Differential Equations and Modelling
Woei Chet Lim
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The paper introduces the use of applied mathematics in science and engineering. The focus is on how differential equations are used to formulate mathematical models and obtain concrete results.
Five contact hours per week -- roughly 4 lectures and 1 tutorial.
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Formulate and solve ordinary differential equations (see specific types in the list of topics below)
Linked to the following assessments:
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. 10 weekly assignments (best 8 of 10 count)||
|2. Test 1||
|3. Test 2||
Required and Recommended Readings*
A pdf copy of the Lecture notes will be available on Moodle.
Library books on differential equations are listed under QA371 and QA372.
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems by Boyce & DiPrima. (Highly recommended)
Differential equations and their applications, by M. Braun
Mathematical models, by R. Haberman
Topics in mathematical modeling, by K. K. Tung
No bullshit guide to math & physics, by I. Savov
All notices about this paper, as well as your internal assessment marks, will be posted on Moodle. Such notices are deemed to be official notifications.
It is your responsibility to check all your marks on Moodle/noticeboard are correct.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: (MATH101 or MATHS101) and (MATH102 or MATHS102).
Corequisite papers: MATHS201
Restricted papers: ENGG284, ENGEN201, MATH255 and MATH259