Department of Mathematical Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12 

Credits:  6 
Level:  Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7) 
Period: 
Semester 2 
Assessment:  EX 100% 
Supplementary Assessment:  MA40062 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  Before taking this unit you must take MA20216 and take MA20218 and take MA20219 and take MA20220 and take MA30041. Students may also find it useful to take MA20221 before taking this unit. 
Description:  Aims & Learning Objectives: Aims: To provide an accessible but rigorous treatment of initialvalue problems for nonlinear systems of ordinary differential equations. Foundations will be laid for advanced studies in dynamical systems and control. The material is also useful in mathematical biology and numerical analysis. Objectives: Conversance with existence theory for the initialvalue problem, locally Lipschitz righthand sides and uniqueness, flow, continuous dependence on initial conditions and parameters, limit sets. Content: Topics will be chosen from the following: Motivating examples from diverse areas. Existence of solutions for the initialvalue problem. Uniqueness. Maximal intervals of existence. Dependence on initial conditions and parameters. Flow. Global existence and dynamical systems. Limit sets and attractors. 
Programme availability: 
MA40062 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences
