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MA40233: Topics in pure mathematics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: MA40233 Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take MA20219, MA20217 and at least three units from MA30039, MA30041, MA30055, MA30056, MA30204, MA30231, MA30237. It may be possible (with DoS approval) to take this unit in the third year with MA30039, MA30041, and MA30204 as co-requisites.
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA40233 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences Department of Physics
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.