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This course is part of the MAGIC core.

Description

This is a core applied module. The aim of the course is to pool together a number of advanced mathematical methods which students doing research (in applied mathematics) should know about. Students will be expected to do extensive reading from selected texts, as well as try out example problems to reinforce the material covered in lectures. A number of topics are suggested below and depending on time available, most will be covered. The course proceeds at a fairly fast pace.
Assessment The assessment for this module will be in the form of a take-home exam at the end of the course.

Recommended books:
  • Bender and Orsag, Advanced mathematical methods for scientists and engineers
  • Bleistan and Handlesman, Asymptotic expansions of integrals
  • Hinch, Perturbation methods
  • Ablowitz & Fokas Complex Variables, C.U.P.
  • Lighthill Generalised Functions, Dover paperback.
Semester

Autumn 2011 (Monday, October 10 to Friday, December 16)

Timetable
  • Mon 12:05 - 12:55
  • Thu 10:05 - 10:55

Lecturer


Jitesh Gajjar
Email j.gajjar@manchester.ac.uk
Phone (0161) 2755895
Interests Stability theory, theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, R>>1 flows.
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Students


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Muhammad AFZAAL
(Birmingham)
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Azwani Alias
(Loughborough)
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Abdullah ALSHARIF
(Birmingham)
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Cisem Bektur
(Loughborough)
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Michael Bennett
(Cardiff)
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Ashley Brereton
(Liverpool)
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Daniel Colquitt
(Liverpool)
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Tom Croft
(Cardiff)
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Boris Dadachev
(Cardiff)
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Matthew Edgington
(Reading)
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Mariano Galvagno
(Loughborough)
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Kostas Georgiadis
(Loughborough)
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Christopher Jeavons
(Birmingham)
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Thorpe Maria
(Manchester)
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Aniayam Okrinya
(Loughborough)
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Charlotte Page
(East Anglia)
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Pearce Philip
(Manchester)
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Harvind Rai
(Birmingham)
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Rahifa Ranom
(Southampton)
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Xavier Riedinger
(Exeter)
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Lucy Sherwin
(Newcastle)
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Jonathan Stone
(Southampton)
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Julian Thompson
(East Anglia)
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Desislava Todorova
(Loughborough)
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Daniel Wacks
(Newcastle)
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Martin Walters
(East Anglia)
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Derek Watson
(Southampton)
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nicolas werning
(Reading)
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Xizheng Zhang
(Loughborough)


Prerequisites


It is assumed that students have done some real and complex analysis.

Syllabus


  • Advanced differential equations, series solution,classification of singularities. Properties near ordinary and regular singular points. Approximate behaviour near irregular singular points. Method of dominant balance. Airy, Gamma and Bessel functions.
  • Asymptotic methods. Boundary layer theory. Regular and singular perturbation problems. Uniform approximations. Interior layes. LG approximation, WKBJ method.
  • Generalised functions. Basic definitions and properties.
  • Revision of basic complex analysis. Laurent expansions. Singularities. Cauchy's Theorem. Residue calculus. Plemelj formuale.
  • Transform methods. Fourier transform. FT of generalised functions. Laplace Transform. Properties of Gamma function. Mellin Transform. Analytic continuation of Mellin transforms.
  • Asymptotic expansion of integrals. Laplace's method. Watson's Lemma. Method of stationary phase. Method of steepest descent. Estimation using Mellin transform technique.
  • Conformal mapping. Riemann-Hilbert problems.

Bibliography


Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers Bender and Orszag
Asymptotic Expansions of Integrals Bleistein and Handelsman
Perturbation methods Hinch
Complex variables: introduction and applications Ablowitz and Fokas
Introduction to Fourier analysis and generalised functions Lighthill
Note:

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Assessment


Assessment for this course will be via a take-home examination which will be put online towards the end of the course (8th December) and for which the deadline for completion will be 15th January. The exam paper will require the completion of 4 out of 6 questions and to pass one is required to obtain at least 50%.

Assignments


MAGIC022 take home exam

Files:Exam paper
Deadline: Monday 16 January 2012 (821.8 days ago)
Instructions:MAGIC Take-home exam. Click on the problems in the box above to see the paper.