Courses Catalogue

Mathematical Modeling

COURSE CODE: MAT3101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Mathematics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

·      Concepts of Modelling. Dimensions, Units, Dimensional Analysis.

·      Differential equations. Formulation of models from basic principles.

·      Concepts of equilibria and stability.

·      Nonlinearity, limit cycles, bifurcations.

·      Chaos. Computation with mathematical software.

·      Parameter estimating techniques Interpretation of results.

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lecture and discussion
  • Group discussion
  • Reading and problem assignments

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs,DVDs and Tapes