PURE MTH 7023 - Pure Mathematics Topic D
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code PURE MTH 7023 Course Pure Mathematics Topic D Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course is available for students taking a Masters degree in Mathematical Sciences. The course will cover an advanced topic in pure mathematics. For details of the topic offered this year please refer to the Course Outline.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Sanjeeva Balasuriya
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesIn 2016, the topic of this course is Differential and Algebraic Topology.
This course is part of the geometry/topology sequence. However, its methods also underlie part of the basic theory of partial differential equations, which appears, roughly speaking, as an infinite-dimensional extension of these ideas.
* To define the degree of a smooth map and give standard topological applications
* To show existence of embeddings of compact smooth manifolds into Euclidean space
* To define and study transversality results
* To study regular and singular values of smooth maps and Sard's theorem
* brief introduction to Morse theory
* brief introduction to surgery theory
* brief introduction to K-theory
Other topics not covered in Topic A eg some Riemannian geometry, Inverse and implicit function theorems etc
Advanced topics if time permits:
* brief introduction to the Dirac operator and index theory
(here is where Topic B is required)
Topic A (Murray's course in semester 1)
Topic B (Rosenberg's course in semester 1)
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Required ResourcesVideo recordings, short writeups, research publications and other ancillary material will all be provided via the course's MyUni site.
Online LearningThis course will have an active MyUni website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe learning in this course will be governed by modern pedagogical techniques, with no traditional lectures. A combination of the concepts of flipped classrooms, active learning, discovery-based learning, peer evaluations, and assessments for learning will be employed.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Quantity Workload Hours Workshops (includes presentations, and prior work) 24 90 Problem sets 4 36 Final project 1 30 Total 156
Learning Activities SummaryThe course material will be associated with the following sections, each of which will be of roughly two weeks duration:
1. Theoretical preliminaries: existence, uniqueness, continuity in initial conditions
2. Phase space: invariant sets, Lasalle invariance, Hamiltonian systems, Lyapunov functions, alpha and omega limits sets
3. Critical points and local behaviour: stability, Hartman-Grobman theorem, stable and unstable manifolds, centre manifolds
4. Poincare maps: critical points for maps, Poincare maps, Poincare-Bendixson theorem, van der Pol oscillator
5. Local bifurcations: saddle-node, transcritical, pitchfork, Hopf, period-doubling, establishment via the implicit function theorem
6. Chaos: Smale horseshoe map, symbolic dynamics, Smale-Birkhoff theorem, Melnikov methods
The delivery of these sections will be via the two workshop sessions per week, run in student-centred mode, coupledwith prior readings/viewings.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Type Weighting Learning Outcomes Problem sets (4) Formative and Summative 44% All Presentations (instructor-reviewed) Formative and Summative 16% All Presentations (peer-reviewed) Formative and Summative 6% All Active participation (instructor+peer-reviewed) Formative and Summative 10% All Final project Summative 24% All
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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