Overview

MATH5295 is a Special Topic course in Applied Mathematics for Honours and Postgraduate Coursework students.  The Topic title is Fractional Calculus

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites:  Nil

Cycle of offering: Term 2 

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: The Course outline will be made available closer to the start of term - please visit this website:  www.unsw.edu.au/course-outlines

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5295, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course overview

The course will focus on methods of generalising calculus to non-integer orders, for example can we take half a derivative. We will also look at the uses of such generalisations. In order to facilitate this we will revise some mathematical methods that are helpful in the solution of fractional order problems.  This is a very active area of mathematical research with many new papers and applications appearing each year.