Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1 x two-hour lecture per week and 1 x one-hour practical class per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||It is recommended that students have completed a sound subject in real & complex analysis (equivalent to 620-221  Real and Complex Analysis or 620-252  Analysis) and a third year subject in partial differential equations (equivalent to 620-331  Applied Partial Differential Equations).|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Barry Hughes
|Subject Overview:||This subject is concerned with selected mathematical models of systems that evolve randomly with time and/or exhibit structural randomness and the application of these models in the physical biological and social sciences. Random walk models in discrete and continuous spaces and in discrete and continuous time are considered and related to both classical diffusion and to contemporary theories of anomalous diffusion. Random media are modelled using effective medium ideas scaling arguments and renormalization ideas and the rigorous framework of percolation theory.|
After completing this subject students will
|Assessment:||Up to 40 pages of written assignments (20%: two assignments worth 10% each, due mid and late in semester), a 3 hour written examination (80%, in the examination period).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) |
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