July 23, 2005

2005–06 Draft Mathematics Lecture List Released!

Writing about web page http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/undergrad/pydc/white/lista.html

Thanks to a huge tip off from the legend that is Dr. Roger Tribe, I have found the preliminary lecture list for mathematics modules next year on the PYDC section of the department's site! I advise you to take a good look before reading further!

I'm a third year in September so I will be talking about 3rd and 4th year modules in this entry. But if any 2nd years are reading and want to know about my opinions on 2nd year courses I am happy to give them.

To be honest, I still don't really know what I'll be taking next term! I'll be staying clear of algebra though. I don't get on with that very well! It's too early to think about 2nd term modules too. So, letís focus on next term. I was considering taking Continuum Mechanics but now I'm thinking that it won't be as enjoyable as I first thought! I will definitely be having a go at Measure Theory. It's a shame they haven't yet arranged a lecturer for that. Modern Control Theory looks really interesting too! Iíll have to turn up to that. Got to take two MA4XX modules! I am so not looking forward to those. I'm no chef, (In fact I hate them mainly because my ex-girlfriend ran off with one!) but I will have a go at Mathematical Recipes. I think I'll get on well with that one. I think I'll also check out Stochastic Analysis. However, I've been told that it is a very hard module. Is there anyone out there who could give me their opinion on it? I would greatly appreciate it.

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  1. Ooh that's interesting!
    Few disappointments… Measure Theory's TBA probably implies it won't be Micallef (and I've waited three bloody years to be taught by Super Mario!). And argh, Krammer is doing Galois Theory and Moody is doing Rings and Modules..'nuff said..
    Stochastic Analysis is indeed hard but Elworthy (my tutor) is a very good guy and apparently a good lecturer.
    I'd also recommend making a rough plan of what kind of modules you want to specialise in over the two years otherwise you might find yourself not being able to do something because it requires a third year prerequisite.

    24 Jul 2005, 02:32

  2. Beth

    Really not appreciating that comment about the ex-girlfriend…

    24 Jul 2005, 21:33

  3. I'm facing a similar story; looks like Miles isn't doing Galois theory this year which I'm really disappointed about. Measure Theory has been changed to Slastikov (never had him before) but was looking forward to Mario since he has a reputation. Ultimately disappointing: Robert Kerr on Continuum Mechanics. After that bloody Differential Equations course in the 1st year I don't think I'll be taking that. I guess I'll stick to my original choice for 4th year modules though, going for Manifolds and Lie Groups at the moment.

    Looks like the 1st year has had a complete overhaul in terms of modules though. Differential Equations is in the 1st term now, along with what I assume is a Linear Algebra primer (I wish we'd had that instead of being thrown in at the deep end with Dmitriy!) 3D G&M has been cut down to a 12 CAT module. They also have some cracking lecturers there; David Holt doing a lot of the Algebra, Mario's doing the 3D G&M, Roger Tribe (legend, as you say) doing Probability A. Makes me wish I'd joined 2 years ago…

    26 Jul 2005, 12:22

  4. Or now, even… :)

    26 Jul 2005, 17:29

  5. lol! Well spotted!

    27 Jul 2005, 11:21

  6. I can't see Lie Groups anywhere, so I think you'll have to revise your 4th year modules Dave.

    02 Aug 2005, 23:20

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