Mathematics II - PHYS3120

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) George Dobre checkmark-circle

Overview

This module builds on the Mathematics I module to develop key mathematical techniques involving multiple independent variables. These include the topics of differential equations, multivariate calculus, non-Cartesian coordinates, and vector calculus that are needed for Physics modules in Stages 2 and 3.

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 36
Total Private Study Hours: 114
Total Study Hours: 150

Availability

This is not available as an elective module choice.

Method of assessment

• Problem Set 1 (4 hours) – 15%
• Problem Set 2 (4 hours) – 15%
• Examination (2 hours) – 70%

Indicative reading

Stroud, K., and Booth, D. (2020). Engineering Mathematics (Eighth Edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1 Use mathematical skills in the topics of differential equations, multivariate calculus, non-Cartesian coordinates, and vector calculus.
2 Analyse mathematical problems and select appropriate mathematical theorems and techniques for their solution.
3 Ability to correctly carry out algebraic manipulations, differentiate, and integrate, when solving mathematical problems.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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