# MTH3000 - Mathematics research project level 3

## 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

#### Offered

Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)

Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)

Clayton Summer semester A 2007 (Day)

Clayton Summer semester B 2007 (Day)

#### Synopsis

This unit provides students with an opportunity to work with a supervisor and complete a mathematical research project chosen from a range of areas of mathematics and statistics, including astrophysics, dynamics, chaos, computing algorithm design, number theory, logic and meteorology. Students will complete a written final report, two written progress reports, and will give an oral presentation on their work.

#### Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will have seen and developed applications of mathematics which go beyond what is possible in most mathematics units. Students will appreciate the power of mathematics; have learned research skills including accessing the existing literature, analysing data, developing and checking mathematical models; be able to use data collections both in the library and on the Internet; develop their communication skills by presenting an oral report on their work; gain experience in the use of technical word processing packages and graphics software.

#### Assessment

Project report: 80%

Progress reports: 10%

Oral presentation: 10%

#### Prerequisites

permission of Head of School