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Numerical Methods (ECTS: 5), Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration
Online
The course is introductory to scientific computation. In numerical analysis, a numerical method is a mathematical tool designed to solve numerical problems. The implementation of a numerical method with an appropriate convergence check in a programming language is called a numerical algorithm. 

About

The basic numerical methods for the solution of classical problems are presented and described. The course is introductory to scientific computation. The basic numerical methods for the solution of classical problems are presented and described.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Arabic
    • French
    • Italian
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Lesson n. 1: Introduction to the Course
  • Lesson n. 2: Computer Arithmetic
  • Lesson n. 3: Introduction to MATLAB
  • Lesson n. 4: The MATLAB programming language
  • Lesson n. 5: Numerical problems and algorithms
  • Lesson n. 6: Linear Systems
  • Lesson n. 7: Gauss elimination method
  • Lesson n. 8: Gauss algorithm
  • Lesson n. 9: Matrix decompositions
  • Lesson n. 10: Iterative methods for linear systems
  • Lesson n. 11: More on MATLAB programming
  • Lesson n. 12: Polinomial interpolation (I)
  • Lesson n. 13: Polinomial interpolation (II)
  • Lesson n. 14: Piecewise polynomial interpolation
  • Lesson n. 15: Cubic splines
  • Lesson n. 16: Final comments on interpolation
  • Lesson n. 17: Least squares fitting
  • Lesson n. 18: Non linear equations
  • Lesson n. 19: Numerical integration (I)
  • Lesson n. 20: Numerical integration (II)
  • Lesson n. 21: Some computation using MATLAB
  • Lesson n. 22: Initial value problems for ODEs
  • Lesson n. 23: Numerical methods for initial value problems (I)

                                            Lecturers

                                            Prof. Giovanni Monegato - Politecnico di Torino (Torino - Italy)

                                            English Language Requirements

                                            This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                            Academic Requirements

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                                            Tuition Fee

                                            • International

                                              180 EUR/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
                                            • National

                                              180 EUR/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
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