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MATH3888: Projects in Mathematics

Mathematics is ubiquitous in the modern world. Mathematical ideas contribute to philosophy, art, music, economics, business, science, history, medicine and engineering. To really see the power and beauty of mathematics at work, students need to identify and explore interdisciplinary links. Engagement with other disciplines also provides essential foundational skills for using mathematics in the world beyond the lecture room. In this unit you will commence by working on a group project in an area of mathematics that interests you. From this you will acquire skills of teamwork, research, writing and project management as well as disciplinary knowledge. You will then have the opportunity to apply your disciplinary knowledge in an interdisciplinary team to identify and solve problems and communicate your findings to a diverse audience.

Code MATH3888
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 6
(MATH2921 or MATH2021 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or MATH2061 or MATH2961 or MATH2923 or MATH2023) and (MATH2922 or MATH2022 or MATH2061 or MATH2961 or MATH2088 or MATH2988)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the physiological problem application from physiology peers
  • LO2. understand the methods of physiological research and appreciate both the potential and the limitations of experimental work
  • LO3. conceptualise problems in mathematical terms and develop mathematical models/ideas
  • LO4. explain to the physiology peers how your modelling represents their system and learn new mathematics as required
  • LO5. analyse models numerically using suitable software
  • LO6. assess the modelling in light of experimental results and the experimental system
  • LO7. work together with all other students in the group to produce outputs such as lab/project reports or oral presentations.