CSU33081 – Computational Mathematics

Module CodeCSU33081
Module Name Computational Mathematics
ECTS Weighting [1]5 ECTS
Semester TaughtSemester 1
Module Coordinator/s  Prof Eamonn O Nuallain

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. To be able to perform error analysis on computational methods;       
  2. To be able to understand and implement in Matlab fundamental computational methods;
  3. To be able to solve theoretical and applied mathematical problems using numerical techniques by hand;
  4. To gain an understanding of the range of applicability across disciplines of the material covered.  

Module Content

Topics addressed in this module include:

  • Mathematical Background;
  • Solving Non-Linear Equations;
  • Solving Systems of Linear Equations;
  • Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors;
  • Curve Fitting and Interpolation;
  • Numerical Differentiation;
  • Numerical Integration.

Teaching and Learning Methods

 Lectures, tutorials and in-term assignments.  

Assessment Details

Written examination, (3 hours, 100%).

Assessment ComponentBrief Description Learning Outcomes Addressed% of TotalWeek SetWeek Due
Examination LO1, LO2, LO3, LO480%N/AN/A
Assignment 1Multichoice Matlab and
Mathematical Problems
LO3 – LO46.66%Week 2-4Week 4-6
Assignment 2Multichoice Matlab and
Mathematical Problems
LO3 – LO46.66%Week 4-6Week 7-9
Assignment 3Multichoice Matlab and
Mathematical Problems
LO3 – LO46.66%Week 7-9Week 9-11

Reassessment Details

Examination, delivered via Blackboard (100%).

Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by: 33 hours
Lecture22 hours
Laboratory0 hours
Tutorial or seminar11 hours
Other0 hours
Independent Study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:113 hours
Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable)77 hours
Completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)36 hours
Total Hours146 hours

Recommended Reading List

  • Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists by Amos Gilat.

Module Pre-requisites

Prerequisite modules: CSU11001, CSU11002, MAU22C00.

Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: Mathematics, Matlab.

Module Co-requisites


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