Mathematical Methods for Differential Equations - ZPEM3311

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZPEM3311 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ZPEM2311

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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A variety of methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations are considered. Examples and applications used to motivate the course will be drawn from areas such as solid and fluid mechanics, electrical circuits, pattern formation, heat and river pollution. The types of problems and methods of solution considered may include: systems of differential equations (including phase-plane analysis), boundary-value problems, partial differential equations and elementary perturbation analysis. Computational methods for solution of ordinary and partial differential equations will be introduced and software packages will be used to implement the algorithms and visualise the results.

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