units

MTH2000

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Mathematical Sciences
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Michael Page

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the power of mathematics and its applications;

  1. Demonstrate research skills including accessing the existing literature, analysing data, and where appropriate developing and checking mathematical models;

  1. Apply critical thinking skills to using and analysing data collections both in the library and on the Internet;

  1. Demonstrate communication skills by presenting both an oral and written report on their work;

  1. Use technical word processing packages and graphics software effectively in the presentation of their work.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Permission from the Head of School - please contact the unit coordinator in the first instance.