Mathematics Honours 4220
|Course code MATH4220||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences|
Introduces students to the investigative and research aspects of mathematical knowledge. It prepares students for further postgraduate study in mathematics (PhD or Masters) either in Australia or overseas. Alternatively, it provides valuable additional training for those students wishing to enter the workforce. Employers particularly appreciate the communication, report writing, problem-solving and research skills developed in the Honours program. Honours is a coordinated programme spanning two semesters of full-time study or four semesters of part-time study. The Honours program requires students to study 6 advanced topics together with a project done under the supervision of an academic staff member. For administrative purposes students enrol in each of the 20 unit semester length courses: MATH4110, MATH4120, MATH4210, MATH4220.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||1. To deepen understanding of a particular area of mathematics, while at the same time broadening knowledge of related areas.|
2. To develop the capability of understanding mathematical, and mathematically based technical literature.
3. To develop written and oral communication skills.
4.To develop research skills.
|Content||Advanced study in topic areas such as:|
Fixed Point Theory
Geometry of Banach Spaces
Coxeter groups and associated structures
Foundations of Modern Differential Geometry
Lie Groups and Differential Equations
|Assumed Knowledge||Students intending to pursue Honours in Mathematics should consult with the Head of School or the Mathematics Honours Coordinator prior to their commencement. A credit level average in a mathematics major at the 3000 level is required for entry into Honours.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|