Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 9
The object of this module is to provide a broad introduction to analytical methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations and to develop students' understanding and technical skills in this area. This module is a prerequisite for several other Honours options. The syllabus includes: existence and uniqueness of solutions to initial-value problems; non-linear ODEs; phase-plane analysis; Green's functions for ODEs; Sturm-Liouville problems; first order PDE's; method of characteristics; classification of second order linear PDEs; method of separation of variables; characteristics and reduction to canonical form.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2503
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 examples class (week 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 115
As used by St Andrews: Written Examination = 100% (2-hour final exam = 90%, class test = 10%)
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Prof D G Dritschel
Module teaching staff: Prof A Hood, Prof D Dritschel