2019-2020 / OCEA0014-1

Mathematical analysis and modelling methods applied to the environment


20h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in geography : climatology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in geography, global change (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Marilaure Grégoire

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Mathematical basic concepts and tools applied to the analysis and modeling of physical, biological and chemical aspects of the environment.
Length/time scales. Dimensionnal analysis. Interpolation. Dynamical modelling (ODE, Difference equations, PDE). Stability.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduction to the field of mathematical modelling.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Calculus and matrix algebra.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures introducing the theoretical aspects + applications and exemples.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face-to-face learning.

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes available at http://www.mmm.ulg.ac.be/.

Assessment methods and criteria

A written test in january (first session).
An oral test in september (retake).

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

First quadrimestre


Marilaure Grégoire
Département d'Astrophysique, Géophysique et Océanographie 
MAST-FOCUS research group
B5a Sart-Tilman

Items online

Theory and applications
Lecture notes (in French).