|Module Name||Mathematics of Light and Sound|
|ECTS Weighting ||5 ECTS|
|Semester Taught||Semester 1|
|Module Coordinator/s||Fergal Shevlin|
Module Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Understand the mathematics required for analysis and simulation of wave phenomena including electromagnetism;
- Understand the mathematics required for analysis and simulation of non-rigid body motion of mechanical structures.
- Wave equation and its solution;
- Maxwell´s equations;
- Fourier transform and analysis;
- Mass-spring-damper systems;
- Numerical methods;
- Simulation software.
Each year there may be more emphasis on some of these topics than others.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Lectures followed by suggested reading and programming using simulation software.
|Assessment Component||Brief Description||Learning Outcomes Addressed||% of Total||Week Set||Week Due|
|Examination||Take-Home Exam (5 hours)||LO1, LO2||100%||N/A||N/A|
Take-home examination, time-limited, 100%.
Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload
|Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:||22 hours|
|Independent Study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:||99 hours|
|Review of lecture material and related reading (including exam-related preparation)||44 hours|
|Completion of suggested practical work (including exam-related preparation)||55 hours|
|Total Hours||121 hours|
Recommended Reading List
Articles will be suggested every week.
Prerequisite modules: Any undergraduate-level mathematics-related module including some calculus.
Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: Some computer programming experience.