units

MTH2000

Faculty of Science

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Mathematical Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Burkard Polster

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the power of mathematics and its applications;

  1. Demonstrate research skills including accessing the existing literature, analysing data, and where appropriate developing and checking mathematical models;

  1. Apply critical thinking skills to using and analysing data collections both in the library and on the Internet;

  1. Demonstrate communication skills by presenting both an oral and written report on their work;

  1. Use technical word processing packages and graphics software effectively in the presentation of their work.

Assessment

Project report: 80%
Progress reports: 10%
Oral presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Permission from the Head of School - please contact the unit coordinator in the first instance.