autumn 2011
MAT2201 Numerical Methods  10 stp
MAT2201
Numerical Methods

10
ects
The course is administrated by
Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi
Type of course
The course is mandatory in the Master's degree program in industrial mathematics, and is included in the Bachelor's degree program in mathematics and statistics. It may also be taken independent of study program.
Recommended prerequisites
MAT1003 Calculus 3, MAT1004 Linear algebra
Course contents
This course gives an introduction to basic concepts and issues of numerical computation. The topics treated include: Binary representation and floating point numbers, roundoff errors, conditioning, rates of convergence, truncation and discretization errors, best approximation, numerical stability, and complexity analysis. Selected methods will be covered for some of these classes of problems: Linear systems of equations, nonlinear equations, overdetermined linear systems, numerical differentiation and integration, and numerical solution of differential equations.
Language of instruction and examination
The language of instruction and the syllabus is English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.
Teaching methods
Lectures: 40 h
Coursework: 30 h
Coursework: 30 h
Assessment methods
Written final exam of 4 hours duration. Letter grades (AF).
A passing grade is required on the mandatory homework sets for permission to take the exam.
A passing grade is required on the mandatory homework sets for permission to take the exam.
Date for examination
Skriftlig eksamen: 14.12.2011
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.
Skriftlig eksamen
Course overlap
MA224 Numerical calculations 10
FYS2011 Numerical simulations 10
FYS2011 Numerical simulations 10
Lectures Autumn 2011 First attendance: Tue 23rd of Aug, 14:15 at B203, Realfagbygget 

Lectures 
Prof. Einar Mjølhus 