PHYS1141 Maths Toolkit for Scientists (2013/14)
Content and Teaching Methods
1 lecture in Michaelmas Term
Organisation of the module; how the electronic question bank works; drop-in workshop arrangements; assessment arrangements. Attendance at this introductory lecture is compulsory.
Required: Mathematics for Engineers MyMathLab Global pack 3/E, A. Croft and R. Davison (Pearson)
18 optional sessions in Michaelmas and Epiphany Terms
These provide an opportunity to discuss the Mathematics underlying the online problems by direct interaction with the module leader.
Group Problem Solving
Weekly one-hour workshops in Epiphany Term.
Syllabus: Students will be divided into groups to investigate practical problems requiring the formulation of mathematical models. Composition of the individual groups will be publicized around the start of Epiphany Term.
See http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/students/problems/. The problems for this module will all be completed using an electronic question bank. This will give you a large number of problems which will improve your confidence and expertise in dealing with Mathematics.