This course provides a useful mathematical toolkit for the Radar and Electronic Defence Engineer. Emphasis is on practical calculation and useful ‘tricks of the trade’ rather than mathematical rigour. The textbook, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, E. Kreyszig (Wiley) (with many editions available but edition 9 preferred) is prescribed. Some notes are also made available to assist the student.
Having successfully completed this course, students should be able to:
Understand calculus, linear algebra, special functions and at a level that enables them to access and make use of the radar research literature;
Carry through detailed calculations based on this material;
Be able to identify mathematical techniques most appropriate to the analysis of a particular application.
Specific course topics include (estimated number of lectures and acronyms shown in brackets):