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PDEs and Waves (Advanced) - MATH3978

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

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

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


MATH3078 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
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Georg Gottwald
HECS Band: 2
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