Mathematical Modelling of Dynamical Systems

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Doel vak

1. The student can build a mathematical model for a concrete problem.
2. She can perform (literature) research in order to find appropriate
parameters that make the model realistic.
3. She can recognize the mathematical challenges of the model, has
learned how to analyse the model, and how to translate her mathematical
findings back to the concrete context.
4. She has learned how to work on a project together with another
5. She can use the LaTeX beamer package, and knows how to present parts
of the project, in English and both orally and in writing, to a
non-expert audience.
6. She has gained new insights in the manifold application of
mathematical tools (ordinary differential equations) to real-world

Inhoud vak

This course is part of the modelling line of the bachelor's programme in
mathematics, and builds on the course Introduction to Mathematical
Modelling. The course focuses on the application of mathematics (to be
precise: ordinary differential equations) to concrete practical
problems. It involves literature research, and the presentation of
mathematical results. The goal is to build a mathematical model and
analyse different aspects of it. The mathematical solutions are
interpreted in a concrete context. English presention and writing skills
are trained intensively.


The students work in groups of 2 or 3 students on a modelling project
under guidance of the teacher. They are taught how to present their work
in English, and they give oral and written presentations on their work.


Open problems to be solved in groups (50% of the final grade) and oral
presentations, both individually and with the group (25% + 25%).

Vereiste voorkennis

Introduction to Mathematical Modelling, Single Variable Calculus, and
Linear Algebra.


Project instructions will be provided through Canvas.


Bachelor Mathematics Year 1

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

Group enrollment via Canvas

Algemene informatie

Vakcode XB_0007
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P6
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. O. Fabert
Examinator dr. O. Fabert
Docenten dr. O. Fabert
dr. M.B. Botnan

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