Key words Informatica, P170, P175, T120
Objectives In this course the student acquires the abilities
insight in basic techniques of numerical mathematics. He will translate
these into computer programs. Developing these programs he learns to
debug and test them; these abilities are a necessary precondition for
later specialised courses.
Topics In the theoretical sessions the following topics are treated:
interpolation, finding the roots of equations, numerical derivation
and integration, numerical integration of differential equations,
linear programming, solving linear systems of equations, eigenvalues
and eigenvectors.
Lab sessions consist partly of theoretical exercises, exercises with an
application package, and programming exercises. In the latter there is
an emphasis on program debugging and testing.
Prerequisites Abilities acquired in Wiskunde I.
Final Objectives Scientific competentions:
The student is able to solve a problem in numerical mathematics in a theoretical way, and using an application package.
The student is able to analyse a numerical problem and to translate it into a computer program.
Specific competentions
The student is able to test and debug a selfwritten program.
The student is able to to write a program implementing a numerical algorithm.
The student is able to construct an algorithm solving a problem in numerical mathematics.
Materials used Numerieke Wiskunde (M. Wybo)
Handouts with assignments for exercises and lab sessions, handouts on debugging and testing.
Study costs € 12 (handouts and copies of assignment texts).
Study guidance Explanations during lab sessions or after appointment.
Teaching Methods Theory: explanatory sessions.
Lab sessions: autonomous work using a personal computer and classical exercises.
Assessment Theory: written examination (47%)
Lab sessions: permanent evaluation, marked assignments and tests (53%)
Lecturer(s) Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science.
