MAS286 Mathematics and Statistics in Action
|Semester 2, 2018/19||10 Credits|
|Lecturer:||Dr Alex Best||uses MOLE||Timetable|
This module will demonstrate, in a series of case studies, the use of applied mathematics, probability and statistics in solving a variety of real-world problems. The module will illustrate the process of mathematical and statistical modelling, whereby real-world questions are translated to mathematical and/or statistical questions. Students will see how techniques learned earlier in their degree, as well as simple computer programming, can be used to explore these problems. There will be a mix of individual and group projects, and some projects will involve the use of R or Python, but MAS115 is not a prerequisite.
Prerequisites: MAS113 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
No other modules have this module as a prerequisite.
- develop students’ appreciation of the role of mathematics and statistics in tackling real-world problems;
- develop students’ report-writing and team-working skills;
- develop students’ skills in using R and Python for implementing mathematical and statistical methods;
- consolidate understanding and further appreciate applications of key mathematical and statistical concepts met in level 1.
- apply suitable mathematical and/or statistical techniques in the case study scenarios;
- present a formal analysis in a written report;
- work effectively in small teams;
- use appropriate software tools in the support of mathematical and statistical methods.
20 lectures, no tutorials
Four written assignments, no exam.
- Drug dosages and pharmaco-kinetics
- Statistics and the law
- Applications of branching processes
- Waves in channels
|Mon||11:00 - 11:50||lecture||Hicks Lecture Theatre A|
|Mon||16:00 - 16:50||lecture||Hicks Lecture Theatre 5|
|Thu||12:00 - 12:50||tutorial||(odd weeks)||Hicks Lecture Theatre 5|