Undergraduate Course: Applicable Mathematics 4 (Phys Sci) (MATH08017)
||School of Mathematics
||College of Science and Engineering
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Mathematics for Physical Science & Engineering
||Taught in Gaelic?
||Vectors, curves and their properties. Vector fields, divergence and curl. Potential and line integrals. Surfaces, normal vectors, area. Spherical coordinates. Surface integrals. Integral theorems. Revision of basic probability and discrete and continuous random variables. Sampling distributions, in particular in large samples. Hypothesis testing on one and two Normal expectations, including matches pairs design, and goodness-of-fit tests on tables of frequency counts. Simple linear regression calculations.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
||Tutorials: M at 1000, 1110 and 1210 (shared with MAT-2-mm4)
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30||None. No YAF.||c/w MATH08020|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30||None. No YAF.||c/w MATH08020|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1. The ability to formulate some problems arising in physics and engineering in terms of notions of vector calculus
2. The ability to solve elementary problems in vector calculus
3. An ability to perform elementary probability calculations, and work with discrete and continuous random variables.
4. An ability to recognise when binomial, Poisson, Normal probability distributions are appropriate models.
5. Understanding what a sampling distribution is.
6. An ability to recognise when large sample approximations (eg Central Limit Theorem) are useful.
7. An ability to carry out simple hypothesis tests on binomials, Poissons, and Normals - this includes distinguishing between a two-sample problem and a matched pairs design - and chi-squared goodness-of-fit tests on tables of frequency counts.
8. An ability to construct a least squares fitting of a straight line regression.
|Coursework: 15%; Degree Examination: 85%; at least 40% must be achieved in each component.
||Dr Joan Simon Soler
Tel: (0131 6)50 8571
||Mrs Karen Downie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5793
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