Applied Maths

King's College London

Course Description

Module description
This module will provide a comprehensive overview of the important mathematical concepts and methods needed for a university degree in physical sciences and engineering. The focus will be on applications of these methods to a variety of real-world problems from physics and mechanics. There will be a visit to the Science Museum to see an exhibition on exploring how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world. Towards the end of the module, students will be exposed to cutting-edge applications of mathematics, including those based on the teachers' research activities in biomedical engineering. The module will be suitable for university students who are keen to improve and strengthen their knowledge of applied mathematics. Previous mathematical and physics education will be expected.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • manipulated and performed algebraic computations with complex numbers and solved standard geometric and trigonometric equations.
  • manipulated and performed computations with vectors and matrices in two and three dimensions, and a strategy for higher dimensions.
  • computed manually derivatives, integrals and related calculus operations (such as Taylor series, special functions) in one, two and three dimensions, and a strategy for higher dimensions.
  • solved first and second order ordinary differential equations.
  • appreciated how the concepts above apply to a variety of real-world problems from physics and mechanics.

Teaching pattern

  • Problem solving and practice exercises
  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Private study

Module assessment
Coursework Presentation
Written Examination

  • Course Name

    Applied Maths

  • Sessions Available

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science and Math, Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6

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