You should attend the two-hour lecture each week.
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND MATERIALS
Lecture notes written during lecture time will be designed to be fully sufficient for the purposes of this course. However, the following references and resources may be useful:
- Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, C.M. Bender and S.A. Orszag, McGraw-Hill (1978).
- Asymptotic Analysis, J.D. Murray, Spring-Verlag (1984).
- Multiple Scale and Singular Perturbation Methods, J. Kevorkian and J.D. Cole, Springer-Verlag (1996).
- Introduction to Perturbation Methods, M.H. Holmes, Springer-Verlag (1998).
Not all of the material in the above texts will be covered; however, not all material covered in lectures will be contained in the texts.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
You are expected to have access to an internet-enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.
MATLAB, or a free alternative such as GNU Octave (https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/), may be required to complete some assignment problems. For Macquarie University students, MATLAB can be downloaded here: https://web.science.mq.edu.au/it/matlab/