Undergraduate Course: Facets of Mathematics (MATH08068)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Mathematics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course aims to explore the wide range of applications of mathematics, and links to other areas that are present in today's world. This course is centred around three components in different areas of mathematics.
The content of the components is not fixed, but there will normally be one each in Pure mathematics, Mathematical Modelling and Operational Research.
In each component, some basic techniques from the chosen area will be studied and there will also be some exploration of their applications in the modern world. Applications of the area in general and its relationship to other topics will also be discussed.
Another aim of the course is to develop important skills in teamwork and in presenting mathematics. Some instruction in producing mathematical documents, particularly posters, in LaTeX will be given and students will undertake a group research project that builds on the content of one of the components. The outcome of the project will be a poster.
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Class Delivery Information
Tue & Fri 10:00-10:50
JCMB 1206c (Teaching Studio)
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|- An enhanced appreciation of the range of applications of mathematics.
- Familiarity with a range of applications of mathematics.
- Knowledge of and facility with some basic techniques with important applications from three different components of the subject.
- Ability to use LaTeX to prepare a simple mathematical document and poster.
- Enhanced skills in teamwork.
|See 'Breakdown of Assessment Methods' and 'Additional Notes' above.|
||- Using LaTeX to produce a simple document and a poster.
- Designing posters to explain mathematics.
- Three components on topics that may vary from year to year.
|Course organiser||Prof Benedict Leimkuhler
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
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