PMTH439 Differential Equations

Updated: 23 March 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PMTH339
Notes

It is recommended students have completed PMTH333 or an equivalent unit prior to enrolling in this unit.

Combined Units PMTH339 - Differential Equations
Coordinator(s) Shusen Yan (syan@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit offers qualitative and quantitative methods for ordinary and partial differential equations. This unit offers such topics as first order equations; second order linear equations; series solutions; boundary value problems, and phase plane analysis.

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems

ISBN: 9780470458310
Boyce, W.E. and Di Prima, R.C., Wiley 10th ed. 2012

Note: Students are also welcome to use the 9th edition of this textbook.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 01 2%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 02 2%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 03 2%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 04 2%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 05 2%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 06 2%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 07 2%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 08 3%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 09 3%
Assessment Notes

Problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 10 20%
Assessment Notes

Advanced problem-based assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Final Examination 3 hrs 15 mins 60%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass this examination in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exercise advanced skills in solving differential equations, including first order and second order ordinary differential equations, and some special cases of partial differential equations;
  2. use simple differential equations to see how practical problems can be modelled and solved in mathematics;
  3. synthesise knowledge from calculus and linear algebra through their use in solving standard differential equations and systems; and
  4. understand some of the mathematical theory behind numerical simulation techniques.