SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

MAT3SC

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Numerical mathematics studies both the accuracy and stability of computations and thus plays a vital role whenever computers are used to solve quantitative problems. The main theme of this subject is an introduction to numerical computing, including floating point arithmetic, sources of error, ill conditioning and stability of algorithms. This theme is illustrated by developing and analyzing algorithms for solving non-linear equations and differential equations and for evaluating integrals. The practice classes will be conducted using MATLAB as a computational environment. No previous experience with MATLAB is required.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Van Der Kamp

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MAT1CLA or (MAT1NLA and MAT1CDE)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Van Der Kamp

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 3-hour written examination70
three programming assignments30