This is the advanced version of MATH2021, with more emphasis on the underlying concepts and mathematical rigour. The vector calculus component of the course includes: parametrised curves and surfaces, vector fields, div, grad and curl, gradient fields and potential functions, Lagrange Multiplier Method, line integrals of different types (arc length, work, etc.), conservative fields, double and triple integrals, change of variable formulas, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, areas, volumes and mass, flux integrals, and Green's Gauss' and Stokes' Theorems. The Differential Equations component of the course focuses on ordinary and partial differential equations (ODEs and PDEs) with applications with more complexity and depth. It provides a more thorough grounding in these techniques to enable students to build on the concepts in their subsequent courses. The main topics are: first and second order ODEs (including inhomogeneous equations), series solutions near a regular point, higher order ODEs and systems of first order equations, matrix equations, various methods (variation of parameters, undetermined coefficients, reduction of order), an introduction to PDEs, and first methods of solutions (including separation of variables, and Fourier Series). It could extend to the Laplace and Fourier Transform and elementary Sturm-Liouville Theory.
|Academic unit||Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations|
|[(MATH1921 or MATH1931 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1021 or MATH1001)] and [MATH1902 or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1002)] and [(MATH1923 or MATH1933 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1023 or MATH1003)]|
|MATH2021 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.