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MTH3000

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Kate Smith-Miles

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an opportunity to work with a supervisor and complete a mathematical research project chosen from a range of areas of mathematics and statistics, including astrophysics, dynamics, chaos, computing algorithm design, number theory, logic and meteorology. Students will complete a written final report, two written progress reports, and will give an oral presentation on their work.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will have seen and developed applications of mathematics which go beyond what is possible in most mathematics units. Students will appreciate the power of mathematics; have learned research skills including accessing the existing literature, analysing data, developing and checking mathematical models; be able to use data collections both in the library and on the Internet; develop their communication skills by presenting an oral report on their work; gain experience in the use of technical word processing packages and graphics software.

Assessment

Project report: 80%
Progress reports: 10%
Oral presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Kate Smith-Miles

Prerequisites

Permission of head of School