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AP 504 MATHEMATICS IN AGRICULTURE                                                                                 (3L+0P) I

Objective
  To educate about the basic mathematical techniques which are used in agricultural physics studies.

Theory

UNIT I
  Functions, limits, continuity, linear equations, non-linear equations, polynomials, infinite series and Taylor series.

UNIT II
  Vectors, matrices and determinants, inversion of  matrices, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Orthogonality, Grahm-Schmidt processes, least square problems.

UNIT III
  Differentiation, integration, areas, partial differential equations, applications, solutions to differential and integral equations.

UNIT IV
  Systems of coordinates, cartesian, cylindrical, spherical and polar coordinates, three dimensional geometry, relative motion of frame of reference.

UNIT V
  Probability, probability distributions and applications, Curve fitting, regression and correlation, linear and non-linear.

UNIT VI
  Geo-statistics, averaging and scaling methods, Fourier analysis, numerical approximations, numerical analysis, finite element method, Monte Carlo analysis, stochastic methods, iterative and optimal techniques.

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