Numerical Methods

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Numerical Methods

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science, Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Numerical methods are used frequently in all areas of science, such as fluid dynamics, meteorology and financial risk management. Moreover, techniques from numerical analysis play an important role in mathematical research on differential equations, stochastics, optimization, etcetera.

    We focus on the main numerical methods from modern-day analysis and scientific computing. The theory is implemented in hands-on practical assignments. Active participation is expected. The list of subjects includes: error analysis, systems of nonlinear equations, eigenvalue problems, least square methods, fast Fourier transform, ordinary and partial differential equations. Applications include phone number recognition, ranking algorithms, curve following and planet motions.

    Lectures alternated with practical work in the computer rooms. A number of matlab assignments form an integral part of the course.

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