MATH353-12S2 (C) Semester Two 2012

Computational Mathematics and Applications

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
09 Jul 2012 - 11 Nov 2012

Description

This course looks at a variety of algorithms for solving important computational problems that arise in science, engineering, and commerce. Topics covered include an introduction to the numerical solution of partial differential equations, and numerical methods for the eigenvalue problem. Other topics include the Fast Fourier Transform, and numerical approximation techniques.

This course looks at a variety of algorithms for solving important computational problems that arise in
science, engineering, and commerce. Topics covered include an introduction to the numerical solution of partial differential equations, and numerical methods for the solution of nonlinear algebriac and optimisation problem. Other topics include the Fast Fourier Transform, and numerical approximation techniques.

Topics will be selected from the following:
• Rootfinding for non-linear equations
• Approximation methods. Numerical integration and quadrature.
• Fixed-point iterations and modified Newton’s method
• Solution of Nonlinear systems of Equations
• Unconstrained Optimization
• Approximation methods. Polynomial Interpolation. Numerical integration and quadrature.
• Introduction to numerical methods for solving partial differential equations. Finite difference methods for elliptic, hyperbolic, and parabolic PDEs. Marching schemes and stability issues.
• The discrete and Fast Fourier Transforms. Spectral applications.

Course Goals
• To encourage and enable students to use numerical methods to solve applied mathematical problems in science, engineering and elsewhere.
• To be able to know what type of numerical method to apply to a particular problem.
• To know how to solve these computational problems in MATLAB.
• To understand the theoretical basis of these methods.
• To understand the characteristics, strengths, and limitations of the various methods discussed.
• To have an understanding of errors, stability properties and convergence of numerical methods.

Note carefully, that to obtain a clear pass in this course (i.e., a C grade or better), you must obtain at least 40% of the semester final examination.

Learning Outcomes

To gain understanding of the principles and applications of numerical methods.

  • To be able to implement and use such methods.
  • To have an appreciation of error build-up, and stability issues.

Pre-requisites

1) Either MATH201 or EMTH210; AND 2) One of MATH202, MATH203, MATH240, MATH270, EMTH211 or EMTH271. With the permission of the Head of School a high grade in either MATH201 or EMTH210 will suffice.

Restrictions

Lectures
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 446 3 Sep - 14 Oct
Friday 9:00am-10:00am Erskine 446 3 Sep - 14 Oct

Tutorials
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Wednesday 2:00pm-4:00pm Erskine 442 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

David Wall

Lecturer

Miguel Moyers Gonzalez

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Internal Assessment - TBA 50%
Final Examination 50%

Examination and Formal Tests

Exam Thursday 25 Oct 2012 2:30pm-4:30pm  

Course links

MATH353 Homepage

Fees

Domestic fee $622.00

International fee $3,200.00

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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