Academic Calendar - 2021

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Numerical and Mathematical Methods


Matrix operations, systems of linear equations, linear spaces and transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, applications of interest to Engineers including diagonalization of matrices, quadratic forms, orthogonal transformations; introduction to MATLAB with applications from linear algebra.

Antirequisite(s): Mathematics 1600A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1411A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Ontario Secondary School MHF4U or MCV4U, or Mathematics 0110A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 computer lab or tutorial hours. Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to complex numbers, limits, continuity, differentiation of functions of one variable with applications, extreme values, l’Hospital’s rule, antiderivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, the method of substitution.

Antirequisite(s): Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1230A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1413.

Prerequisite(s): Ontario Secondary School MCV4U or equivalent, or Mathematics 0110A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour. Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B is a suitable prerequisite for any course that lists Calculus 1000A/B as prerequisite. Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Techniques of integration, areas and volumes, arclength and surfaces of revolution, applications to physics and engineering, first order differential equations, parametric curves, polar coordinates, sequences and series, vectors and geometry, vector functions, partial differentiation with applications.

Antirequisite(s): Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1413, the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B, Calculus 1000A/B, or Calculus1500A/B, or the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour. Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B is a suitable prerequisite for any course that lists Calculus 1501A/B as pre-requisite. Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics include first order ODE's of various types, higher order ODE's and methods of solving them, initial and boundary value problems, applications to mass-spring systems and electrical RLC circuits, Laplace transforms and their use for solving differential equations, systems of linear ODE's, orthogonal functions and Fourier.

Antirequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2402A or the former Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Prerequisite(s): (Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1411A/B) and (Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B, or the former Applied Mathematics 1413).

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour. Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics covered include a review of orthogonal expansions of functions and Fourier series and transforms, multiple integration with methods of evaluation in different systems of coordinates, vector fields, line integrals, surface and flux integrals, the Green, Gauss and Stokes theorems with applications.

Antirequisite(s): Calculus 2302A/B, Calculus 2303A/B, Calculus 2502A/B, Calculus 2503A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2277A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 2276A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 2277A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2270A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour. Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics covered include a review of orthogonal expansions of functions and Fourier series, partial differential equations and Fourier series solutions, boundary value problems, the wave, diffusion and Laplace equations, multiple integration with methods of evaluation in different systems of coordinates, vector fields, line integrals, surface and flux integrals, the Green, Gauss and Stokes theorems with applications.

Antirequisite(s): Calculus 2302A/B, Calculus 2303A/B, Calculus 2502A/B, Calculus 2503A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2276A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 2276A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 2277A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2270A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour. Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics Include: introduction to complex analysis; complex integration; boundary value problems; separation of variables; Fourier series and transform methods of solution for PDE's, applications to electrical engineering.

Antirequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 3413A/B.

Prerequisite(s): (Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2270A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2270A/B) and (Numerical and Mathematics Methods 2276A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2276A/B).

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Finite difference methods, stability analysis for time-dependent problems.

Antirequisite(s): The former Applied Mathematics 4617A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2814F/G. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Numerical and Mathematical Methods 3415A/B, Applied Mathematics 3815A/B, or the former Applied Mathematics 3413A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 3415A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Offered in alternate years with Applied Mathematics 4613A/B.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Fourier, Laplace and Hankel transforms with applications to partial differential equations; integral equations; and signal processing and imaging; asymptotic methods with application to integrals and differential equations.

Antirequisite(s): The former Applied Mathematics 4817A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 3815A/B. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 3811A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. May be offered in alternate years.

Course Weight: 0.50
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