This course is offered in Dutch. Some of the descriptions may therefore only be available in Dutch.
Course ObjectiveAfter this course, the student can
1. translate a (possibly ambiguous) research question from another
research area, or from industry, into a well posed mathematical model or
2. select, learn, and apply appropriate mathematical methods and tools
to analyse this model or solve this problem;
3. interpret the mathematical solutions and translate them into
conclusions or recommendations for the original research question;
4. manage a small applied mathematical research group project;
5. communicate clearly on the outcome of the project, both orally and in
Course ContentThis is a workshop of 4 weeks, in which students (in groups of 4 to 6
people) use mathematical tools to model and analyse a problem from
another research area, or from industry. You will thus gain your first
experience in working on open math problems which arise from
What makes things challenging, is that the problems you work on will not
always be formulated unambiguously, and it will also not always be clear
from the start which type of mathematics needs to be used. You will
regularly have to report on your progress, and the project is concluded
with a written report and oral presentation.
Teaching MethodsYou will work on a project that is presented during the first meeting.
Depending on the nature of the problem selected, you may obtain some
tutorials and guided instruction, either in class or in the offices of
Method of AssessmentYou will be assessed by the project coordinator(s) on the basis of the
final report (40%), the presentation (30%) and your group participation
Target AudienceBachelor Mathematics Year 3
Additional InformationThis is a full time project. If you choose to take part in the workshop,
you cannot simultaneously take part in other courses or projects during
the same 4 weeks.
Presence at the first project meeting is mandatory! If you miss it, you
|Language of Tuition||Dutch|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. J. Hulshof|
|Examiner||dr. R. Planque|
prof. dr. J. Hulshof
dr. R. Planque
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