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This unit of study introduces Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problems and their role in finding solutions to boundary value problems. Analytical solutions of linear PDEs are found using separation of variables and integral transform methods. Three of the most important equations of mathematical physics - the wave equation, the diffusion (heat) equation and Laplace's equation - are treated, together with a range of applications. There is particular emphasis on wave phenomena, with an introduction to the theory of nonlinear waves, dimensional analysis, symmetry

Classes

3x 1 hr lecture; 1x 1 hr laboratory /wk

Assessment

One 2 hour exam (80%), 1 assignment (10%), 1 quiz (10%). To pass MATH3078 or MATH3978, students must achieve satisfactory performance in the in-semester assessment component.

Assumed knowledge

[MATH2X61 and MATH2X65] or [MATH2X21 and MATH2X22]

A mark of 65 or greater in 12 credit points of MATH2XXX units of study

ProhibitionsMATH3078 or MATH4078

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations

Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day

Census Date: 31 Aug 2019

Unit of study level: Senior

Credit points: 6.0

EFTSL: 0.125

Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes

Faculty/department permission required? No

Location

Camperdown

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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Georg Gottwald

HECS Band: 2

Leadership for good starts here

ABN: 15 211 513 464

CRICOS Number: 00026A

TEQSA: PRV12057