About the course

The purpose of the course is that the student shall develop knowledge and basic skills to use numerical methods for modeling physical systems. The aim of the course is also that the student obtains skills to implement numerical methods in computer programs.

Course content

Numerical methods for:

- Basic mathematical operations
- Solution of differential equations
- Solution of eigenvalue problems
- Monte-Carlo simulations


- Programming in Python
- The use of numerical methods for modeling physical systems

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

1. The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.

2. Courses corresponding to 15 credits of Mathematics.


Upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course evaluation

The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).


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