MATH 7008 Mathematical Investigations
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301106
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Description Mathematical Investigations will prepare Master of Research for students planning a future in mathematical/statistical research. Students will carry out investigations under the supervision of an academic staff member that will allow development of skills, knowledge and a way of thinking that will assist in the learning of mathematics/statistics that will prepare them for research in their chosen field of mathematics. They will also develop their written and oral communication skills, culminating in a poster presentation of significant findings as if being submitted at a mathematics/statistics conference, following that conference's directions for submission.
School Computer, Data & Math Sciences
Discipline Mathematical Sciences, Not Elsewhere Classified.
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in 8086 Master of Research.
Undergraduate level of knowledge in mathematics or statistics.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Plan and develop an investigative project.
- Locate, identify and use information relevant to the problem being studied.
- Undertake self-directed study relevant to the problem being investigated.
- Undertake a theoretical and/or analytical investigation.
- Write and produce a research report in a logical, concise and professional manner.
- Present a project and its results to an audience in a talk. Prepare results in a poster format.
- Prepare results in a poster format.
How to write in a professional manner in mathematics.
Employing LaTeX to write reports/papers and give presentations in mathematics.
Expert knowledge on history/background of chosen field of mathematical research.
Current areas of interest/study and/or open problems in chosen field of mathematical research.
How to summarise work for the purpose of a poster presentation in mathematics or statistics.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Literature Review and Outline of proposed mathematical investigation.||Usually more than 5 pages but not longer than 15 pages||10||N||Individual|
|Oral Presentation of outline of mathematical investigation.||10 minutes||10||N||Individual|
|Written Final Report.||Usually more than 25 pages but not more than 50 pages||45||N||Individual|
|Final Oral Presentation||30-45 minutes||25||N||Individual|
|Poster||A3 size poster||10||N||Individual|