Subject MAST20029 (2010)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures and practice classes.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Summer semester: 6 x 1 hours lectures per week, 2 x one hour practice classes per week. Semester 1 and 2: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 1 x one hour practice class per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Plus one of
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Students may only gain credit for one of
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Christine Mangelsdorf
Second Year Coordinator
This subject introduces important mathematical methods required in engineering such as manipulating vector differential operators, computing multiple integrals and using integral theorems. A range of ordinary and partial differential equations are solved by a variety of methods and their solution behaviour is interpreted. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence.
Topics include: Vector calculus, including Gauss’ and Stokes’ Theorems; sequences and series; Fourier series, Laplace transforms; systems of homogeneous ordinary differential equations, including phase plane and linearization for nonlinear systems; first and second order partial differential equations, including characteristics, fans, shocks, D’Alembert’s solution and separation of variables.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to
Four written assignments due at regular intervals during semester amounting to a total of up to 50 pages (20%), and a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (80%).
E Kreysig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Ninth Edition, Wiley, 2006.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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In addition to learning specific mathematical skills, students will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any career path. These include:
Students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only) will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Note for BSc (new degree) students: This subject is intended only for students pursuing an Engineering Systems major, who do not wish to take any further study in Mathematics and Statistics or Physics. Other students, including those wanting to supplement their Engineering Systems major with further study in Mathematics and Statistics or Physics, should seek advice.
Students undertaking this subject are required to regularly use computers with Matlab installed.
Bachelor of Engineering |
Bachelor of Science
Bioengineering Systems |
Civil (Engineering) Systems
Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
Master of Engineering (Biomolecular)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Electrical)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
Master of Engineering (Structural)
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems
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