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  • Introduction to MathematicsMAST10012

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will strengthen and develop algebraic and conceptual skills, building a firm mathematical base for MAST10005 Calculus 1. Fundamental concepts about number systems and set theory will be followed by introductory counting principles and techniques. These will be applied to the laws of prob...

  • Techniques in Operations ResearchMAST30013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces some major techniques and algorithms for solving nonlinear optimisation problems. Unconstrained and constrained systems will be considered, for both convex and non-convex problems. The methods covered include: interval search techniques, Newton and quasi-Newton methods, pe...

  • Inference Methods in BiostatisticsMAST90100

    Offered:AprilYear:2019

    This subject provides the foundation theory and methods needed for biostatisticians to apply and critically interpret statistical inference, the science of drawing conclusions from data that are subject to variability. Major topics include review of the key concepts of estimation including sampli...

  • Critical Thinking with AnalyticsMAST90130

    Offered:Term 1, Term 3Year:2019

    Introduction to the principles and practice of dealing with data, including measurement scales, data organisation, summaries, study design and inference. Students will learn how to think critically about the use of data in the public and private sectors, and appraise how results and analyses are ...

  • Research Project Part 2MAST90117

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research program in the area of Mathematics and Statistics. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the School's academic staff. A list of the research interests of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is outlin...

  • Advanced Biological Modelling: DynamicsMAST90127

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject builds on your knowledge of how biological modelling provides insight into complex biological phenomena. With a focus on mechanistic modelling and viewing biological systems as dynamic in nature, you will learn how to develop and implement “real-world” models, applicable to current o...

  • Data and Decision MakingMAST90072

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The basis for decision making in biotechnology is often the analysis of data. In order for these decisions to be reliable data must be correctly collected and analysed. To control costs data should be efficiently collected and it needs to be properly stored and managed. The interpretation of an a...

  • Optimisation for IndustryMAST90014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The use of mathematical optimisation is widespread in business, where it is a key analytical tool for managing and planning business operations. It is also required in many industrial processes and is useful to government and community organizations. This subject will expose students to operation...

  • Research Project Part 3MAST90118

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research program in the area of Mathematics and Statistics. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the School's academic staff. A list of the research interests of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is outlin...

  • Riemann Surfaces and Complex AnalysisMAST90056

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Riemann surfaces arise from complex analysis. They are central in mathematics, appearing in seemingly diverse areas such as differential and algebraic geometry, number theory, integrable systems, statistical mechanics and string theory. The first part of the subject studies complex analysis. It ...

  • Representation TheoryMAST90017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

      Symmetries arise in mathematics as groups and Representation Theory is the study of groups via their actions on vector spaces. It has important applications in many fields: physics, chemistry, economics, biology and others. This subject will provide the basic tools for studying actions on vect...

  • Continuum MechanicsMAST90113

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops mathematical methods for the study of the mechanics of fluids and solids and illustrates their use in several contexts. Topics covered include Newtonian fluids at low and at high Reynolds number and the linear theory of elasticity. Applications may be drawn from biological, ...

  • Research Project Part BMAST90076

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research program in the area of Mathematics and Statistics. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the Department's academic staff. A list of the research interests of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is ou...

  • ProbabilityMAST20004

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers a thorough grounding in the basic concepts of mathematical probability and probabilistic modelling. Topics covered include random experiments and sample spaces, probability axioms and theorems, discrete and continuous random variables/distributions (including measures of locat...

  • Vector CalculusMAST20009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject studies the fundamental concepts of functions of several variables and vector calculus. It develops the manipulation of partial derivatives and vector differential operators. The gradient vector is used to obtain constrained extrema of functions of several variables. Line, surface an...

  • Bayesian Statistical LearningMAST90125

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Bayesian inference treats all unknowns as random variables, and the core task is to update the probability distribution for each unknown as new data is observed. After introducing Bayes’ Theorem to transform prior probabilities into posterior probabilities, the first part of this subject introduc...

  • Research ProjectMAST90046

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research program in the area of Mathematics and Statistics. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the Department's academic staff. A list of the research interests of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is ou...

  • Magic, Music, and MathematicsMAST10020

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Mathematics appears all around us in the world. While the uses of mathematics in areas such as finance, engineering and science are well known, it is less obvious how mathematical concepts and structures arise in entertainment, the arts and indeed in almost every field of human endeavour. In this...

  • Applied Mathematical ModellingMAST30030

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject demonstrates how the mathematical modelling process naturally gives rise to certain classes of ordinary and partial differential equations in many contexts, including the infectious diseases, the flow of traffic and the dynamics of particles and of fluids. It advances the student’s k...

  • Stochastic Calculus with ApplicationsMAST90059

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to stochastic calculus and mathematics of financial derivatives. Stochastic calculus is essentially a theory of integration of a stochastic process with respect to another stochastic process, created for situations where conventional integration will not be p...