About the course

The course objective is for the student to learn certain fundamental methods for identifying numerical solutions to linear and non-linear equation systems, integrals, optimisation problems, interpolation and to be able to apply these methods to solve simplified problems in materials science.

Course content

The course comprises:

- accuracy and convergence for numeric approximation;
- linear and non-linear equation system;
- least square method and data adaptation;
- interpolation;
- optimisation;
- numerical differentiation and integration; and
- Runge-Kutta method for ordinary differential equations.

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

Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits within material engineering, machine engineering, physics, chemistry or the equivalent.

At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.

English 6 from Swedish secondary school or the equivalent

Passed courses: MA620E Scientific Programming, 7,5 hp


University credits completed 100%

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