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Department of Mathematical Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MA40233: Topics in pure mathematics

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW50EX50
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take MA20011/MA20219, MA20012/MA20217 and at least three units from MA30039, MA30041, MA30055, MA30056, MA30204, MA30231. It may be possible (with DoS approval) to take this unit in the third year with MA30039, MA30041, and MA30204 as co-requisites.
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to enable students to learn about topics in pure mathematics which are of interest to contemporary researchers and, in doing so, develop their ability to investigate, discuss and write about advanced mathematical topics.

Learning Outcomes:
By taking this unit, students will learn:
* how to investigate current knowledge by literature search in academic journals, the arXiv, and other online resources;
* how to extract and assimilate information about advanced mathematical topics;
* how to discuss and write about such topics;
* about techniques of pure mathematical research;
* about topics of contemporary interest to pure mathematicians.

Written Communication T/F A, Information Technology T/F A.

The unit will be convened by one or more mathematical academics, who will introduce at least three topics of current interest for research mathematicians. The topics may be related, or have common background. There will be lectures and/or discussion seminars on each topic as appropriate, during which process students will choose a topic to research in more detail. Assessment will be adapted to the topics by the convenors in accordance with the aims and learning outcomes.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

MA40233 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • USMA-AFM14 : MMath Mathematics (Full-time) - Year 4
  • USMA-AAM15 : MMath Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.