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Unit information: Project 1 in 2014/15

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Unit name Project 1
Unit code MATH32200
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Leslie
Open unit status Not open

MATH 11007 Calculus 1 and MATH 11005 Linear Algebra &Geometry and either MATH 11009 Mechanics 1 or Core Physics A



School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

Project unit

There is a very wide range of topics available. Full details are given in the project handbook, available on the handbook webpage (


To give students an opportunity to study a topic of their choice, working more or less independently, and to develop experience of report-writing and oral presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • How to independently research a mathematical topic
  • How to use the mathematical literature
  • How to manage time over the length of the project
  • How to write a report on the work that has been carried out
  • How to give a technical presentation
  • How to synthesize more than one primary source, and/or construct examples beyond a principal source

Transferable Skills:

Self-directed study; library research and use of the mathematical literature; time management; report writing; oral presentation.

Teaching Information

Guidance from supervisor, leading to independent study with further discussion with supervisor as necessary. Skills training is provided early in teaching block 1.

Assessment Information

A written report (contributing 90% of the final assessment mark) and a short talk (contributing 10% of the final assessment mark).

Reading and References

Dependent on topic chosen