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Applied Mathematics Course Description

Level I – Semester I

AMT111β : Classical Mechanics-I (Dynamics) (30 lecture hrs + 15 tutorial hrs) (Credit Value 2.5)
Frame of reference, Inertial frames, Forces, Velocity, Acceleration, Linear momentum, Angular velocity, Angular acceleration, Angular momentum, motion of a particle (Newton laws), motion of a system particles, Rotating coordinate systems, moments and products of inertia. Parallel axes theorem, perpendicular axes theorem for moments and products of inertia. Principle axes and principle moments of inertia of a system of particles, Rotating coordinate systems, Infinitesimal rotation, Euler equations, Generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s formulations, Hamiltonian functions, Theory of small oscillation, Impulsive motion.
Method of assessment: end of semester examination

AMT112β: Mathematical Foundation of Computer Science (30 lecture hrs + 15 tutorial hrs) (Credit Value 2.5)

Logic Syllogisms, propositional logic, propositions, arguments, predicates and quantifiers, logic programming. Number Systems: Number Systems (decimal, Roman etc.), Binary number system, Octal system, Binary arithmetic (including complements methods) Boolean Algebra and Logic circuits: Boolean Algebra, Switching circuits, logic circuits.
Method of assessment: end of semester examinationLevel I – Semester II
AMT121β: Classical Mechanics II (Statics) (30 lecture hrs + 15 tutorial hrs) (Credit Value 2.5)
Theory of Forces and Couples: Force acting at a point, Resultant of a system of Forces acting at a point, Condition for equilibrium of a system of Forces acting at a point, Vector moment of a Force, Couple, Moment of a Couple, Resultant of a system of Forces in 3D, Invariants, Wrench, Coplanar Systems of Forces, Varignon’s Theorem of Moments, Parallel Systems, Conjugate forces. Bending of Beams: Shear and Bending moment in a beam, Relations among Load, Shear and Bending Moment, Thin Elastic Beams, Bernoulli-Euler Law, Macaulay’s Notation, Clapeyron’s equation for three moments. The Catenary: Flexibility, The common catenary, Parabolic chain, suspension bridge, Catenary of uniform strength, General equations of equilibrium of a string in one plane under given forces, Strings on rough curves, Variable chain hanging under gravity.
Method of assessment: end of semester examination

AMT122β: Mathematical Modelling-I (30 lecture hrs + 15 tutorial hrs) ( Credit Value 2.5)

Introduction: General Introduction to Modelling, concepts of system identification, Deterministic vs Stochastic, classification of models. Modelling via First Order Differential Equations: Modelling Through First Order and Simple Higher Order Differential Equations, Linear Differential Equations (LDEs), systems of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). Analysis of Solutions: Existence and uniqueness of solutions, continuation of solutions, dependence on initial conditions and parameters, linear systems of equations with constant and variable coefficients, autonomous systems, phase space, and stability, Interpretation of solutions in modelling. Applications: Population ecology, chemical kinetics, traffic dynamics, Mechanics, Biology and Medicine, Pharmokinetics, Economics, Engineering, Special topics in modelling.
Method of assessment: end of semester examination