Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this module is offered.
Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
The module is aimed at providing the students with the ability to solve nonlinear equations using iterative methods, solve a linear system of equations by elimination and factorization, as well as solving an initial value problem for a differential equation or system of differential equations by numerical methods. In addition the module enables the students to calculate integrals using composite rules, solve partial differential equations, and understand approximation theory and its application in numerically complex problems. Finally the module gives the students knowledge of employing computational methods using Matlab to solve many of the numerically complex techniques mentioned above which they will come across in their careers.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Use numerical linear algebra for the solution of systems of equations|
|2||Use techniques for numerical interpolation|
|3||Understand how to use techniques for numerical differentiation and integration|
|4||Calculate integrals using composite rule|
|5||Solve initial value problems|
|6||Understand how to solve of boundary value problems|
|7||Solve partial differential equations|
|8||Understand Approximation Theory and its application|
Coursework assessment: 50%
The objective of this module is to provide the students with the necessary skills and expertise required to solve numerical problems that often require computational methods because of their iterative nature. This module further enables the students to formulate and provide numerical solutions to the complex engineering problems that they will often encounter in their practise of engineering profession in industrial, project or research environment.There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, computer-based assignments and tutorial work that will be done as a group. All outcomes will be assessed by means of computer assignments, computer tests, written class tests and a final written examination.
Differential and Integral Calculus, Advanced Differential and Integral Calculus