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Mathematical Techniques - MATH232

This unit develops techniques and skills that are fundamental in the study and application of mathematics at an advanced level. In any successful application, two contrasting but complementary skills must be developed: the ability to formulate a given real-world problem in appropriate mathematical terms; and sufficient knowledge to obtain useful information and testable predictions from that model, by analytical and numerical means. The unit shows how differential equations arise as mathematical models of such real phenomena in science, engineering and the social sciences, and introduces some tools including Fourier series for the study and eventual solution of these equations. Maps arising from discrete time models are also introduced. Fourier series and transforms are particularly useful in those situations where the system response (and indeed many functions) can be seen as a complex sum of simpler vibrations or oscillations. Numerical techniques are briefly discussed; they are essential when analytical methods fail, or provide only limited information about the model.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Mathematics staff

MATH133 or MATH136 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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