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MA2201 - Numerical Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Engineering

Errors and floating point numbers, Solutions of equations, Interpolation, Numerical differentiation and integration, Linear algebra, Matrices and determinants, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Numerical linear algebra, Gauss elimination, Approximation of functions, Numerical solution of differential equations.

Learning Outcomes

  • gain an appreciation of the benefits and the limitations of a numerical solutions of a problem;
  • be able to understand the principles behind a range of numerical algorithms;
  • be able to implement these algorithms using MATLAB;
  • understand the properties of a matrix, in particular those properties that relate to eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Prerequisites: MA1003


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Mr Patrick Higgins.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); assignments (15% - 40%); on-course tests (15% - 40%).

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