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MT2507   Mathematical Modelling

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

This module provides an introduction to a variety of techniques that are used throughout applied mathematics. It discusses how to translate physical problems into mathematics and covers such topics as differential equations, dynamics, numerical methods and Fourier series. It illustrates how these are used when solving problems. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass MT2503

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures (x 10 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Prof M A J Chaplain