APP MTH 4046 - Applied Mathematics Topic A - Honours
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code APP MTH 4046 Course Applied Mathematics Topic A - Honours Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2.5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions May only be presented towards some Engineering Programs Course Description Please contact the School of Mathematical Sciences for further details, or view course information on the School of Mathematical Sciences web site at http://www.maths.adelaide.edu.au
Course Coordinator: Professor Nigel Bean
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesIn 2018, the topic of this course will be Fundamentals of Continuous-Time Markov Chains
In this course we shall explore the fundamental properties of continuous-time Markov chains (CTMC). What you have learnt in Applied Probability III or Random Processes III is slightly sanitized version of the true range of properties of CTMC. In this course we won't be so restricted, but will instead more fully explore the generality available.
Assumed knowledge is either Applied Probability III or Random Processes III.
1 Understand the properties of transition functions 2 Understand the properties of generator matrices 3 Understand the relationship between transition functions and generator matrices 4 Understand the construction of the Feller Minimal Process 5 Understand the relationship between invariant measures for the transition function and for the generator matrix 6 Anything else we cover, which might be Martingales of Renewal Processes 7 8 9 10
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
all Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
Online LearningThis course uses MyUni exclusively for providing electronic resources, such as assignments and handouts, and for making course announcements. It is recommended that students make appropriate use of these resources. Link to MyUni login page: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login/
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course relies on lectures as the primary delivery mechanism for the material. A sequence of written assignments provides assessment opportunities for students to gauge their progress and understanding.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Quantity Workload hours Lectures 30 90 Assignments 5 65 Total 155
Learning Activities SummaryLecture Outline
Schedule Week 1 Introduction Week 2 Transition Function Week 3 Generator Matrices Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
Specific Course RequirementsNone.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Assignments Summative
Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10, 13
30% all Exam Summative Examination period 70% all
Assessment Related RequirementsAn aggregate score of at least 50% is required to pass the course.
Assessment task Set Due Weighting Assignment 1 Week 2 Week 4 6% Assignment 2 Week 4 Week 6 6% Assignment 3 Week 6 Week 8 6% Assignment 4 Week 8 Week 10 6% Assignment 5 Week 10 Week 13 6%
SubmissionAssignments will have a maximum two week turn-around time for feedback to students.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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