About the course

The course objective is for the student to develop knowledge and skills in technical programming with a focus on application within numerical analysis.

Course content

- Data structures, files, inbound and outbound data, arithmetic operations, vectors, matrices, graphics;
- For and while loops, if-else, built-in functions and user-defined functions;
- Applications within linear equation system, non-linear equations, interpolation and extrapolation, least square approach to measurement data, numerical differentiation, integration, differential equations; and
- Interpretation and validation of results.

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

Bachelors degree in material science, machine science, physics, chemistry or the equivalent.

At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.

The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

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