MA3WW-Water Waves

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: MA2ODE Ordinary Differential Equations and MA2PDE Partial Differential Equations or
Non-modular pre-requisites: pre-req: MA2VC or MA3VC as a co-requisite
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Nick Biggs

Email: n.r.t.biggs@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This course investigates interesting and key aspects of the theory of linear water waves.

Aims:
To investigate and understand a variety of phenomena displayed by water waves.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, students are expected to be able to:

-Recognise and solve problems concerning a variety of water wave phenomena.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
This course investigates interesting and key aspects of the theory of linear water waves, including ripples, shallow water theory, waves in fluid of intermediate depth, and deep water waves.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures supported by problem sheets and lecture-based tutorials.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Tutorials 4
Guided independent study 76
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 100

Other information on summative assessment:
One examination paper.

Formative assessment methods:
Problem sheets.

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
• where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
• where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    2 hours

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    One examination paper of 2 hours duration in August/September.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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