MA4PD2-Partial Differential Equations II

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites: MA2ODE Ordinary Differential Equations MA2PDE Partial Differential Equations MA2VC Vector Calculus
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded: MA3PD2 Partial Differential Equations II
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Nick Biggs


Summary module description:

To extend the students' knowledge of partial differential equations, in particular to enable them to understand some of the elegant structures involved and be able to apply the results in appropriate problems.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students are expected to be able to:

• use separation of variables and Green's functions in appropriate cases;

• apply methods to problems in wave dynamics.

This module will be assessed to a greater depth than the excluded module MA3PD2.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This module considers a central topic in mathematics, namely, partial differential equations, and takes their study further than previously, by investigation of elliptic problems using Green's functions.

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 (Level 7 standard) examination paper.

Formative assessment methods:
Problem sheets.

Penalties for late submission:

Please see University policy on late submissions.
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:
    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 50% overall.

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

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    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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