Numerical Methods
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Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Numerical Methods
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
Tõnu Tõnso (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Core subject of the bachelor level mathematics programme. To develop basic skills in using the main numerical algorithms on computers.
Brief description of the course
Exact mathematics versus numerical methods. Solution of equations by iteration. Interpolation and splines. Orthogonal polynomials and their applications. The method of least squares and its applications. Numerical integration and differentiation. Optimisation methods. Numerical methods for differential equations.
Independent work
Independent work includes work with the textbooks and lecture notes, solving the exercises.
Learning outcomes in the course
Demonstrate understanding of common numerical methods and how they are used to obtain approximate solutions to otherwise intractable mathematical problems. Apply numerical methods to obtain approximate solutions to mathematical problems. Derive numerical methods for various mathematical operations and tasks, such as interpolation, differentiation, integration, the solution of linear and nonlinear equations, and the solution of differential equations. Analyse and evaluate the accuracy of common numerical methods. Implement numerical methods in Mathematica
Assessment methods
Theoretical examination gives 40% and three practical tests in classroom give 60% of the total number of points.
lekt. Tõnu Tõnso
Replacement literature
Tamme, E.; Võhandu, L.; Luht, L. 1971 Arvutusmeetodid I. Tallinn, Valgus;
Levin, M.; Ulm, S. 1977 Arvutusmeetodite käsiraamat. Tln;
Epperson, J. F. 2002 An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis. J.Wiley.