MATH2921 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations (advanced)
This page contains information on the intermediate unit of study MATH2921 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations (advanced).
This unit is offered in Semester 1.
Lecturer(s): Alexander Fish
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- Credit point value: 6CP.
- Classes per week: Three lectures, one tutorial and practice class.
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- J Marsden & A Weinstein, Calculus III. Available for free download
- W F Trench, Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems. Available for free download
- P Olver, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations. Available online via the USyd Library
LaTeX sampleOnce you’ve gotten your favourite LaTeX distribution, you can download the following three files and compile the one called LaTexSample.tex. Note: You will need to cut and paste the LaTeX from the file LaTeXsample.tex into your own LaTeX file.
Supplementary MaterialHow to Read a Mathematics Textbook
Here are some notes that I have adapted with a friend of mine for some advice on how to read a Maths textbook. Hopefully you will find them somewhat useful.How to read a mathematics textbook
Making music with Mathematica
Here are some notebooks that students have made making music with Mathematica
The opening to Beethoven's fifth symphony by Yiwen Yang, a student in my 2019 course.
The start to Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar by Damian Lin, a student in this year's course.
Exam consultation and past exams
My exam consultation will be held over Zoom on Thursday 28th of May from 1-4pm. A link will appear on the Canvas site.
Here is the exam from the course in 2018. 2018 Exam
Here is the coversheet for the exam for 2020. Exam coversheet
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