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Aims: To introduce some interesting and important modern topics in applied mathematics. We will describe some important mathematical tools that are used/have been developed in these fields. You will then get the chance to learn more about a topic of your choice by studying some key papers in the field.
This course aims also at developing your writing and presentational skills. You will have to write a a short review of the topic you have chosen at a level appropriate for an MSc student such as yourself to read, and give a presentation on it to your peers. You will also learn through peer assessment how to critically analyse other people's work.
See also the Programme/Unit Catalogue.Organisational issues are discussed in the information sheet handed out in week one.
We hope you will enjoy the course. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems. The contact details are given below.
We want you to understand everything we discuss in class. Please identify the topics you find difficult to understand, and discuss them with your colleagues. Please come and see us if the problem persists.
Lecturers:  Chris Budd 


Johannes Zimmer 

Thursdays 9:15  4W 1.7 
Thursdays 10:15  4W 1.7 
Fridays 14:15  3S 1.08 
See the Lecture news for changes of time and location.
Preliminary timetable
Week  Thursday 9:15am  Thursday 10:15am  Friday 2:15pm 

1 (Feb 711)  Inverse Problems I  Inverse Problems II  Mathematical Chemistry I 
2 (Feb 1418)  Mathematical Chemistry II  Mathematical Chemistry III  Multigrid I 
3 (Feb 2125)  Information Literacy I  Information Literacy II  Multigrid II 
4 (Feb 28Mar 4)  Inverse Problems III  Discrete Maths I  Multigrid III 
5 (Mar 711)  Critical Analysis and Presentation Skills  Discrete Maths II   
6 (Mar 1418)  Writing Skills I  Writing Skills II  Bath Taps into Sciences 
7 (Mar 2125)  Project Choice     
8 (Mar 28Apr 1)  Critical Analysis II  (Dropin Hour)   
9 (Apr 48)  (Dropin Hour)  Discrete Maths III  Practice Presentations 
10 (Apr 1115)  Report due  Assessed Presentations  Assessed Presentations 
11 (Apr 1822)  Assessed Presentations  Assessed Presentations   
We will introduce you to four topics of current interest in Applied Mathematics:
In addition, workshops will be given on on "How to give a good talk", "How to write a good scientific report", "Information literacy", "Critical analysis  Effective evaluation of written materials".
Lecture notes for some of these topic will be made available as appropriate.
The references are available in pdf format.
The assessment scheme is as follows.