• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katharine Turner
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course MATH2305
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Ordinary Differential Equations and Advanced Vector Calculus (MATH6405)

This course provides an in depth exposition of the theory of differential equations and vector calculus. Applications will be related to problems mainly from the Physical Sciences.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of differential equations and vector calculus and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
  2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of techniques involved in solving differential equations and applying vector differential operators.
  3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from the theory of differential equations.
  4. Apply problem-solving using techniques in differential equations and vector calculus in diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts.
  5. Explain the use and applications of differential equations and/or vector calculus to some topic related to undergraduate study, employment or other experience.

UG Version

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of differential equations and vector calculus and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of techniques involved in solving differential equations and applying vector differential operators.
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from the theory of differential equations.
4. Apply problem-solving using techniques in differential equations and vector calculus in diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts.


Indicative Assessment

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately. Assessment will be based on:

  • Eight assignments (20% in total; LO 1-4)
  • Completion of project linking Mathematics to own field of interest (15% in total: LO 1-5)
  • Mid-semester test (25%; LO 1-4)
  • Final examination (40%; LO 1-4)

UG Assessment

  • Eight assignments (25% in total; LO 1-4)
  • Mid-semester test (25%; LO 1-4)
  • Final examination (50%; LO 1-4)

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Workload

Four lectures per week and regular tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Mathematical Sciences Institute to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Students previous background and knowledge will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Mathematics Masters Convenor.


Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5035 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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