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Module Specifications
Archived Version 2010  2011
Module Title 
Numerical Methods

Module Code 
MS213

School 
School of Mathematical Sciences

Online Module Resources

Module Coordinator  Prof John Carroll  Office Number  X139 
Level 
2

Credit Rating 
7.5

Prerequisite 
None

Corequisite 
None


Module Aims

² To introduce mathematics students to some core numerical analysis topics.² To communicate some of the issues which arise in seeking numerical solutions toanalytic problems.² To use C++ codes to implement some of the numerical algorithms discussed in lectures.² To apply some of the numerical algorithms to practical problems.

Learning Outcomes

² An intuitive and working understanding of some numerical methods for some selectedproblems of numerical analysis.² Some appreciation of the concept of error and the need to analyze and predict it.² Experience in the implementation of numerical methods.

Indicative Time Allowances


Hours

Lectures 
36

Tutorials 
11

Laboratories 
8

Seminars 

Independent Learning Time 
57.5



Total 
112.5

Placements 

Assignments 


NOTE

Assume that a 7.5 credit module load represents approximately 112.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, incourse assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus


Assessment  Continuous Assessment  25%  Examination Weight  75% 

Indicative Reading List

² K Atkinson & W Han, Elementary Numerical Analysis, 3rd Edition, John Wiley &Sons, Inc. 2004.² R L Burden & J D Faires, Numerical Analysis 7th edition, Brooks/Cole, 2001.² W Cheney & D Kincaid, Numerical Mathematics and Computing, 4th edition,Brooks/Cole, 1999.


Programme or List of Programmes

ACM  BSc Actuarial Mathematics 
CAFM  Common Entry into Mathematical Sciences 
SHSA  Study Abroad (Science & Health) 
SHSAO  Study Abroad (Science & Health) 
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