- non-linear equations;
- solving systems of linear equations;
- interpolation and extrapolation;
- numerical calculus, including integration (quatrature) and differentiation;
- numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.
Although the modules are discrete, they are scaffolded to the extent that later modules assume material and techniques from previous modules.
NEM1001 - Algebra and Calculus and
RCM2713 - Modelling for Decision Making
|1.||Analyse the errors inherent in numerical processes.|
|2.||Select and evaluate computational techniques appropriate to solving a wide range of problems chosen from the field of numerical analysis.|
|3.||Implement appropriate numerical techniques using a computer algebra system.|
|4.||Critically review the use of technology in the secondary mathematics classroom.|
|Assignment||Assignment 1 - covering topics 1 and 2 (approximately 6 pages of mathematics)||30%|
|Assignment||Assignment 2 - covering topics 3, 4 and 5 (approximately 9 pages of mathematics)||50%|
|Essay||Short essay on a topic based on school mathematics and technology (500 words)||20%|
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