Improve and strengthen your knowledge of applied mathematics. This module provides a comprehensive overview of the important mathematical concepts and methods needed for a university-level study of physical sciences and engineering. The focus will be on applications of these methods to a variety of real-world problems from physics and mechanics; exploring how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world. You will be exposed to cutting-edge applications of mathematics, including those based on the teachers' research activities in biomedical engineering. Previous mathematical and physics education will be expected.
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. An indicative timetable can be found here. A detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020
Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
- Manipulated and performed algebraic computations with complex numbers and solved standard geometric and trigonometric equations.
- Manipulated and performed computations with vectors and matrices in two and three dimensions, and a strategy for higher dimensions.
- Computed manually derivatives, integrals and related calculus operations (such as Taylor series, special functions) in one, two and three dimensions, and a strategy for higher dimensions.
- Solved first and second order ordinary differential equations.
- Appreciated how the concepts above apply to a variety of real-world problems from physics and mechanics.
Taught by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, King's College London
- Problem solving and practice exercises
- Private study
Module assessment - more information
Information will be available at the beginning of the module.