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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE2430 Advanced Mathematics for Scientists

10 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Dr Steven Dobbie
Email: J.S.E.Dobbie@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

SOEE1301 Intermediate Mathematics for Environmental and Geophysical Scientists. Students who have not taken SOEE1301 but have A-level pure maths, further maths or equivalent may take this module with approval from the module leader and relevant programme manager.

Pre-requisites

SOEE1301Intermediate Mathematics for Environmental and Geophysical S

This module is mutually exclusive with

SOEE1311Advanced Mathematics for Environmental and Geophysical Scien

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate in depth mathematical knowledge of the following topics:
1) Partial derivatives and extrema of a function
2) Vector calculus, including divergence, curl, and gradient.
3) Solve basic partial differential equations.
4) Fourier Analysis.
5) Introduction to multi-dimensional integration.

Skills outcomes
Emphasis in this module is on numeracy.
Analysis of mathematical problems;
- recognising and using subject-specific theories, paradigms, concepts and principles to solve problems;
- application of theories to unfamiliar problems; and
- general refinement of mathematical logic.
Developing the skills necessary for self-managed and lifelong learning (e.g. working independently, time management and organisation skills).


Syllabus

1) Partial derivatives and extrema
2) Vector calculus
3) Partial differential equations
4) Fourier Analysis.
5) Introduction to multi-dimensional integration.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Tutorial112.0022.00
Private study hours67.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Assessed exercises: 10 hours
- Non-assessed exercises: 42 hours
- Private study and revision: 15 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Example sheets with model solutions are provided at the start of each topic.

Students study these as part of the learning process. Further examples sheets (not assessed) are provided for students to work on independently.

Assistance with these may be given at practical classes but solutions are only provided after the topic is completed.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment1 assignment15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)15.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins85.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)85.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 07/08/2017

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