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35511 Linear Dynamical Systems

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Analysing the effects of interest rate changes, ecological change and many other real-world problems requires the development of sophisticated quantitative skills for modelling complex dynamical systems. This subject develops the conceptual framework for modelling such systems based on the foundations provided by linear algebra, difference equations and differential equations. Topics covered include the formulation and solution of linear systems of algebraic equations; series solutions of differential equations; methods of integration; the algebraic eigenvalue problem and its application to the solution of linear systems of differential equations. Computational work is conducted using the mathematical software platform. Students participate in an extension seminar focusing on the creative integration of learned technical skills, and their ability to articulate the relevance of the mathematics being studied to their career.

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