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Numerical Modeling

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

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.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course the student
  • 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


Recommended previous knowledge

FYS100 Mechanics, MAT200 Mathematical Methods 2, MAT210 Real and Complex Calculus


Written exam and 2 assignments
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/24 hoursA - FAll written and printed means are allowed. Calculators are allowed.
2 assignments1/2 A - F
Teacher sets final course grade. Written exams count 50 % and assignments count 50 %.
Candidates with non-passing the assignments may re-take the assignments next time the course has regular teaching.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Anders Tranberg
Head of Department
Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

Lectures and exercises (4 hours/week), practial computer lab excercises (4 hours/week).

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Numerical Mathematics, First Course (ÅMA190_1) 5
Numerical mathematics - First course (TE0149_A) 5
Numerical mathematics - First course (TE0149_1) 5
Computational physics (BIT210_1) 5

Open to

Bachelor level at Faculty og Science and Technology

Master level at Faculty of Science and Technology.

Restricted access to part II.

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 07.07.2020