# MA112 - Experimental Mathematics

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

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## 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:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

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