MATH5305 is a Honours and Postgraduate Coursework Mathematics course. See the course overview below.
Units of credit: 6
Cycle of offering: Course not offered every year - contact School for more information.
Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.
More information: This recent course handout (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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This course introduces some key ideas and techniques associated with the numerical solution of differential equations, ranging from theoretical questions about the accuracy of finite difference schemes and the efficiency of algorithms, through to implementation in computer codes. The course therefore provides a foundation for research in many fields that rely on numerical modelling. More than a third of the course is devoted to computer programming for scientific and engineering applications.
We will write programs using a subset of Fortran~95, and introduce a few standard software development tools under Linux.