The course is divided in two parts. Part I is an introduction to numerical mathematics, with basic theory and methods for solving numerical computational problems with and without the use of computers. Part II is a data laboratory course, which gives an introduction to the practical use of computers for scientific and technical computations.
Should have knowledge about fundamental algorithms and terminology within numerical mathematics
Should be able to apply these algorithms to analyse propagation of errors and solve equations and differential equations
Should be able to formulate physical problems in a manner that is suitable for numerical calculations.
Should be able to chose methods of solutions and write computer programs that carry out simple physical calculations using the programming language Python.
The course consists of two parts: a theoretical (I) and a laboratory based (II)
Part I: Basic theory and methods for numerical problemsolving with or without a computer.
Part II: Computer lab giving an introduction to practical use of computers for scientific and technical calculations.
Required prerequisite knowledge
FYS100 Mechanics, MAT200 Mathematical Methods 2, MAT210 Real and Complex Calculus
Written exam and 2 assignments
Form of assessment
A - F
All written and printed means are allowed. Calculators are allowed
A - F
Written exams count 50 % and assignments count 50 %.All evaluation elements must be passed in order to get a final grade in the subject.Candidates with non-passing the assignments may re-take the assignments next time the course has regular teaching.