MAGIC022: Mathematical Methods

Course details

A core MAGIC course

Semester

Autumn 2020
Monday, October 5th to Friday, December 11th

Hours

Live lecture hours
7
Recorded lecture hours
13
Total advised study hours
80

Timetable

Thursdays
09:05 - 09:55

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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. 

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.

Lecturers

  • MS

    Dr Mike Simon

    University
    University of Manchester
    Role
    Main contact
  • AT

    Dr Alice Thompson

    University
    University of Manchester

Bibliography

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Assessment

Description

Assessment will be via a Take-Home exam. You will be given 4 or 5 questions to do (100 marks in total) and to pass the course you need 50%.

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MATH64051-MAGIC022 Examples 1.pdf
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MATH64051-MAGIC022 Examples 2.pdf
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MAGIC022 Complex Analysis Questionnaire.docx
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On ODEs solved near regular singular points.pdf
Handout about Integral Transforms.pdf
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Chapter 7start.pdf
Handout about Fourier's Inversion Formula.pdf
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MAGIC022 Examples 5.pdf
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