Mathematical Modelling A
Module code: NS1052
Module co-ordinator: TBC
The ability to model a scientific problem mathematically brings several advantages. It forces us to define the problem completely. It requires us to be specific about what is - and is not - to be considered relevant. It helps us strip down a problem to its simplest form. It enables us demonstrate clearly the effect of different assumptions on the outcomes.
In this module you will develop your modelling skills by looking at a range of contexts.
- Dimensional analysis
- Motion of projectiles
- Newtonian gravity and circular orbits
- Elliptical orbits
- Stocks and flows
- Qualitative dynamics
- Phase portraits
- 4 two-hour workshops
- 4 sets of multiple choice questions (16%)
- Portfolio of question answers for each of the 4 units (84%)