- Code MATH6111
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Mathematics
This course presents the basic elements of scientific computing, in particular the methods for solving or approximating the solution of calculus and linear algebra problems associated with real world problems. Using a non-trivial model problem such as the heat equation, and sophisticated scientific computing and visualisation environments, students are introduced to the basic computational concepts of stability, accuracy and efficiency, as new numerical methods and techniques are introduce to solve progressively more challenging problems.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use high-level programming language such as Python with proficiency and confidence
- Use appropriate tools to verify the output and reliability of code/data
- Use computing and visualisation software appropriately in scientific or engineering problems
- Demonstrate a capacity for rigorous analysis in sophisticated scientific computing and visualisation environments
- Assessment will be based on: (null) [LO null]
- 10 workshopl responses demonstrating a highly analytical capacity to use relevant software (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (30) [LO null]
- 5 written assignments demonstrating a rigorous, problem-based understanding of algorithms (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (30) [LO null]
- Final examination (40%; LO, 1, 2, 3, 4) (40) [LO null]
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WorkloadThree lectures per week and regular workshops/computer labs.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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