Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Engineering Science, Mathematics
Taught In English
716187: Differential Equations
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSTUDENT LEARNING HOURS:The learning hours are a guide to the total time needed for a student to complete the paper:24 x 1 hour lecture 2412 x 2 hour computer labs 24Student directed learning 102Total learning hours 150PRESCRIPTOR:Develops skills in the interpretation and use of numerical methods appropriate to engineering andscience, and in the development of computer programs using numerical techniques.LEARNING OUTCOMES:On successful completion of this paper students will be able to:1. Apply numerical methods to solve systems of algebraic equations.2. Use polynomials and splines for interpolation and approximation of functions.3. Evaluate derivatives and integrals using numerical methods.4. Numerically solve differential equations and their system.5. Simulate processes using Monte Carlo methods.CONTENT
LEARNING & TEACHING STRATEGIESLectures and weekly computer laboratory sessions. The student will apply the theory throughregular assignments, which form an integral part of the course.
- Error analysis
- Systems of linear equations
- Interpolation and approximation
- Numerical differentiation and integration
- Numerical solution of differential equations and systems
- Monte Carlo methods and simulation
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