In the Autumn term, this module examines the computational solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. A mix of computational methods will be examined, including, for example, the use of the finite difference method and the finite element method. The implementation of these methods will be also be examined in a suitable computer package or computer language, such as for example in MATLAB. In the Spring Term, members of staff actively involved in research in computational mathematics will describe the current state of the art in their fields. There may be several topics covered, relating to the actual research interests of the staff involved.
Method of assessment
Coursework (30%) based on work during term time.
Three hour exam (70%).