The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

Offers students the opportunity to develop their mathematics skills by pursuing a topic related to an area of current research in modern mathematics. The topic is individually chosen to suit the student's background and aspirations, and will be studied by directed reading, assigned project work, participation in Access Grid courses at partner universities, or in honours lectures and seminars, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

Participation in this course requires the permission of the course coordinator.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019
  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. An introduction to recent developments in various branches of mathematics;

2. A perspective on the whole of mathematics, showing them where what they already know fits in the overall course;

3. Knowledge of where gaps in their knowledge lie by indicating branches of mathematics they have not met in lectures;

4. Developed an ability to assimilate mathematics through self-directed study rather than formal instruction;

5. Developed skills at presenting mathematics.


Content

Branches of mathematics (as defined by the Mathematical Reviews Classification Scheme); methods of communication of mathematical works.

Students carry out an agreed program of directed reading, participation in lectures and seminars, and/or project work in an area of current resarch interest in modern mathematics. The topics will be done according to interests of the students or chosen from a list of suggestions by the course coordinator. These topics will comprise the mathematical content of the syllabus.


Assumed knowledge

MATH3210Directed Studies in MathematicsOffers students the opportunity to develop their mathematics skills by pursuing a topic related to an area of current research in modern mathematics. The topic is individually chosen to suit the student's background and aspirations, and will be studied by directed reading, assigned project work, participation in Access Grid courses at partner universities, or in honours lectures and seminars, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

Participation in this course requires the permission of the course coordinator.FSCITFaculty of Science724School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences1030005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019A good strong background in MATH2000 and MATH3000 courses relevant to the topic chosen.Branches of mathematics (as defined by the Mathematical Reviews Classification Scheme); methods of communication of mathematical works.Students carry out an agreed program of directed reading, participation in lectures and seminars, and/or project work in an area of current resarch interest in modern mathematics. The topics will be done according to interests of the students or chosen from a list of suggestions by the course coordinator. These topics will comprise the mathematical content of the syllabus. NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1An introduction to recent developments in various branches of mathematics;2A perspective on the whole of mathematics, showing them where what they already know fits in the overall course;3Knowledge of where gaps in their knowledge lie by indicating branches of mathematics they have not met in lectures;4Developed an ability to assimilate mathematics through self-directed study rather than formal instruction;5Developed skills at presenting mathematics. Project: As agreed with Course Co-ordinator CallaghanIndividual SupervisionFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0Course will be by either lecture or individual supervision. These are minimum contact hours and may vary with individual student's learning style.LectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Project: As agreed with Course Co-ordinator


Contact hours

Callaghan

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course will be by either lecture or individual supervision. These are minimum contact hours and may vary with individual student's learning style.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term