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MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600


Mathematical modelling is a process of fundamental importance to the practising researcher. Differential equations and an understanding of their qualitative behaviour provide a structure for the analysis of a wide variety of practical problems. This course uses mathematical tools developed so far and introduces dimensional analysis, the phase-plane concept, elements of bifurcation theory and theory of catastrophe, the calculus of variations and other contemporary methods to explore many problems of practical applications.

The course uses mathematical tools introduced in pre-requisite studies to model a variety of realistic phenomena surrounding us in everyday life and introduces calculus of variations for optimisation problems. The course emphasises the importance of the dimensional analysis and demonstrates the close connection between phase-plane concept and qualitative analysis of solutions of ODE. The basics of technical communication in the mathematical sciences are developed throughout the course. The oncampus offering of this course is normally available only in even-numbered years. The external offering of this course is available yearly.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022