Freestanding course, Master’s level
7.5 hp
Malmö daytime 50%
8 November 2021 - 16 January 2022
Full tuition fee: 16000 SEK
Applications open 15 March

About the course

This course is offered as part of a programme:

Computational Materials Science, Master's Programme (Two-Year)

Course content

Part I: Functions of several variables

• Differential calculus for functions of several variables

• Optimisation problems

• Vector analysis

Part II: Introduction to partial differential equations

• Linear partial differential equations of first order

• General introduction to initial and boundary value problems, classification of linear partial differential equations of second order

• Wave equation: unbounded and bounded string (Fourier’s method), variable separation, Duhamel’s principle, energy and unicity

• Heat transfer equation: separation of variables, Duhamel’s principle, energy and unicity

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

1. Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.

2. At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.

3. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school or equivalent


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

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