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Numerical Analysis - COM00006C

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Richard Wilson
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:

  • Introduce the main theories and methods in Computational Mathematics
  • Illustrate the application of computational techniques in Numerical Analysis

Module learning outcomes

On completion of the module, student will:

  • Have a working knowledge of basic mathematical techniques in series, differentiation and linear algebra
  • Understand how to use bisection, fixed point iteration and Newton's method to solve non-linear equations
  • Know how to solve linear equations both with and without constraints
  • Be able to apply Least-Squares to fit a function to data
  • Understand how to optimise multivariate functions


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Numerical Analysis (NUMA)
1.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Numerical Analysis (NUMA)
1.5 hours 100

Module feedback

9 hours of problem classes
5 hours of lab-based practical classes.

Indicative reading

**** K. A. Stroud, Engineering Mathematics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001

+++ Chapra and Canale, Numerical Methods for Engineers, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2002

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