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# MA112 - Experimental Mathematics

• Module code: MA112
• Module name: Experimental Mathematics
• Department: Mathematics Institute
• Credit: 6

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

To demonstrate that mathematical ideas and techniques can be used to predict and explain 'real life' phenomena and that, conversely, physical intuition can lead to mathematical insights.

###### Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module you should be able: 1. To show how ordinary differential equations can be used model coupled and nonlinear oscillators and how their solutions are related to the behaviour of the physical systems; 2. To provide an introduction to Laplace's equation and its application to electrical potential theory; 3. To illustrate the use of simple group theoretical ideas in problems with symmetries; 4. To provide an opportunity for students to develop report writing skills; 5. To provide an opportunity for students to develop the ability to work in groups.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

This module consists of a series of 5 laboratory projects which combine physical or computer experiments with mathematical modelling and analysis.

###### Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/MA112/

###### Other essential notes

"Prerequisites: Introductory modules on differential equations (e.g. MA133 Differential Equations), vector algebra and analysis (e.g. MA134 Geometry and Motion), and group theory (e.g. MA132 Foundations). "

## Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
6 CATS (Module code: MA112-6)
A (Assessed work only) First Laboratory 20%
Second Laboratory 20%
Third Laboratory 20%
Fourth Laboratory 20%
Fifth Laboratory 20%

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

N/A

N/A

###### Optional
• Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 1