CSU33081 – Computational Mathematics

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

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Module Learning Outcomes

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

  • LO1.   To gain an understanding of the computational limitations of floating point arithmetic         
  • LO2.   To be able to perform error analysis on computational methods         
  • LO3.   To be able to understand and implement in Matlab fundamental computational methods.
  • LO4.   To be able to solve theoretical and applied mathematical problems using numerical techniques by hand  
  • LO5.    To gain an understanding of the range of applicability across disciplines of the material covered.  

Module Content

  • Floating point number systems;
  • 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

Examination 3 hour written examination: 100%

Assessment ComponentBrief Description Learning Outcomes Addressed% of totalWeek setWeek Due
Examination LO1, LO2, LO3,
LO4, LO5
Multichoice Matlab and
Mathematical Problems
LO3 – LO56.66%2-44-6
Multichoice Matlab and
Mathematical Problems
LO3 – LO56.66%4-67-9
Multichoice Matlab and
Mathematical Problems
LO3 – LO56.66%7-99-11

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
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 applicable77 hours
completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)36 hours
Total Hours146

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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