Course Code: HS-MATH1641_2017
Level-of-study: Age: 16 or above
Course Period: July 17, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Programme Fee: HKD 4,260 and HKD 350 application fee
Deadline for Application:
- Non-local Applicants: March 15, 2017
- Local Applicants: May 31, 2017
Type of Programme: Credit-bearing course
Area of Interest: Mathematics
Managed by: Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science
- Students: Local; Non-local
- Age: 16 or above
Pass the screening test. Remote screening test for non-local applicants would be held in March, 2017. The screening test for local applicants would be held in May/ June, 2017.
Class Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
This course introduces a powerful and free computer software Scilab for scientific research. The programming language will be taught via a number of mathematical models in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Statistics and Management. Some basic and important techniques in Calculus and Linear Algebra will also be covered.
In this course, we shall
- introduce fundamental programming techniques in SciLab,
- demonstrate how mathematical models are formulated, and
- how to interpret these models with the help of computer.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
|Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)|
|CLO 1||recognize the importance of numerical methods in mathematical modeling|
|CLO 2||demonstrate basic algebraic and arithmetic computations in the Scilab environment|
|CLO 3||write and interpret programs in Scilab programming language|
|CLO 4||solve simple numerical problems using interactive Scilab commands|
|CLO 5||solve moderately complicated numerical problems by writing Scilab programs|
36 contact hours + 120 learning hours
Assignments / in-class activities (20%), two midterm tests (30%) and one 2.5 hour written examination (50%)
No supplementary examination will be offered.
#Important Note: You are required to settle the application fee of HKD 350 (non-refundable) when applying for admission to this credit-bearing summer course.
For more programme information, please visit http://hkumath.hku.hk/web/outreach/MATH1641-HKU-summer-institute-2017-HS.pdf.