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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MAT1029 Module Title: EXPERIMENT
Module Provider: Mathematics Short Name: MAT1029
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: LLOYD D Dr (Maths)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
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Assessment Pattern
Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Assignment 1
Assignment 2
Qualifying Condition(s) 
An aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass this module.

Module Overview
Module Aims

Introduce programming techniques and the computational package Matlab, for the solution of mathematical problems and classical algorithms.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

             Solve mathematical problems using matlab

             Implement simple programs for experimental exploration of             
             mathematical problems.

Module Content

Computational Packages - Using the package matlab to perform algebraic and numerical computational tasks

Mathematical programming and classical algorithms.

Experimental Mathematics - A selection of topics from pure and applied mathematics will be explored.  Some of these should be familiar from previous modules; others may be preparatory for work to be covered in later modules. The emphasis throughout will be on an investigative approach: exploring various systems by developing mathematical models of them and discovering their properties via computer-aided experimentation.

Mathematical Modelling - Principles and tools for constructing a few simple models. Techniques for computing, visualising and interpreting solutions to problems formulated as mathematical models.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Teaching is by two-hour lab sessions, each week, which being with a 20-30min lecture explaining the material for the lab.

Selected Texts/Journals

Matlab Primer, Kermit Sigmon

Matlab: For Beginners and Experienced Users (Cambridge University Press)

Last Updated
March 2011