This course is designed to teach Mathematical Methods commonly employed for engineering Space Systems. The course will provide a solid technical foundation in mathematics so the students can apply this knowledge to this broad field. Topics will include select, applicable methods from vector calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, transform methods, complex variables, probability, statistics, and optimization. Various applications to real problems related to space systems and technical sub-disciplines will be used during the semester. No prior knowledge of advanced mathematics is assumed and important theorems and results from pure and applied mathematics are taught as needed during the course. Examples and relevant applications will be utilized throughout the course to further clarify the mathematical theory.
The course requires prior knowledge of college calculus and algebra, or approval of the instructor.