MA3WW-Water Waves

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites: MA2DE Differential Equations
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: MA4WW Water Waves
Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Dr Nick Biggs

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

Type of module:

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
       
Total hours for module

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:
2 hours

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
One examination paper.

Formative assessment methods:
Problem sheets.

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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.

Assessment 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):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 4 April 2020

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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