Numerical Methods and Statistics

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Numerical Methods and Statistics

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Numerical Methods: Numerical differentiation, integration, interpolation and curve fitting (regression analysis). Solution of linear and non-linear algebraic equations. Matrix operations, and applications to solution of systems of linear equations, elimination and tridiagonal matrix algorithms. Introduction to numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations.
    Statistics: Exploratory data analysis. Probability and distribution theory including binomial, Poisson and normal. Large sample theory including the Central Limit Theorem. Statistical inference including estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. One-sample and two-sample tests. Linear regression. Analysis of variance. Design and analysis of experiments. Applications will be drawn from mechanical, mining, photovoltaic and chemical engineering and surveying. Matlab will be used in this course.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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