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Høst 2022

MAT-2201 Numerical Methods - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for matematikk og statistikk

Type of course

The course is included in the study programs Applied Physics and Mathematics - master (5-years), Energy, Climate and Environment - master (5-years) and  Mathematical Sciences - bachelor. It may also be taken independent of study program. This course is also available for inbound exchange students.

Course overlap

FYS-2011 Numerical simulations 10 stp

Course contents

This course gives an introduction to basic concepts and issues of numerical computation. The topics treated include: Binary representation and floating point numbers, round-off errors, conditioning, rates of convergence, truncation and discretization errors, best approximation, numerical stability, and complexity analysis. Selected methods will be covered for some of these classes of problems: Linear systems of equations, nonlinear equations, overdetermined linear systems, numerical differentiation and integration, and numerical solution of differential equations.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse og følgende spesielle opptakskrav: Matematikk R1 + R2 og i tillegg enten:

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects).

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website -

Recommended prerequsites is MAT-1003 Calkulus 3 and MAT-1004 Linear algebra or equal.

Application code: 9336 (Nordic applicants).

Objective of the course

After the course the student should:

Language of instruction

The language of instruction and the syllabus is English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 40 h Coursework: 30 h

Date for examination

School exam 05.12.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.