MATH414-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Computational Methods

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Computational Methods

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.
See MATH353.

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.
  • To 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.


Subject to the approval of the Head of School.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 111
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 315
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 446
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Miguel Moyers Gonzalez

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,017.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

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