MATH2301 Mathematical Computing

MATH2301 is a Mathematics Level II course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: MATH1031(Credit) or MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251.

Cycle of offering: Yearly in Semester 1.

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: This recent course outline (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

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Course Overview

This course is an introduction to mathematical computing, programming and visualisation using Matlab. Numerical methods for the computer solution of certain classes of mathematical problems that cannot be solved by paper and pencil will be introduced. These problems include systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, data fitting, nonlinear equations, integrations, and ordinary differential equations.