Mixed Lecture and Tutorial/discussion, as well as work on Mathematica in the PC laboratory.
Required and Recommended Texts
The recommended texts are :
- "Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering" by Riley, Hobson and Bence
- "Physical Mathematics" by Kevin Cahill
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The theoretical aspects of this unit are taught in lectures and tutorials with fortnightly assignments to strengthen the understanding of the material. In addition there will be problem solving sessions using Mathematica in the PC laboratory. The material is heavily mathematical in nature, and often abstract, and true understanding can only be achieved through testing and refining understanding through problem solving.