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Numerical Methods (ECTS: 6), Short Course

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  • 1 month
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.
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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.

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
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic concepts of floating-point arithmetic. Conditioning of a problem. Numerical stability of an algorithm.
  • Linear systems: direct methods (Gaussian eliminitations, LU-decomposition, Choleski) and iterative methods (Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel, SOR).
  • Approximation of functions and data: polynomial and piecewise polynomial interpolation, splines, discrete least squares.
  • Non-linear equations and systems: Newton's method and its discrete variants, fixed-point iteration.
  • Numerical integration: Newton-Cotes formulas, Gaussian quadrature rules, composite rules.
  • Initial value problems for ordinary differential equations: one-step methods (Runge-Kutta methods) and multistep (Adams) methods. Stiff problems.


Prof. Hany Abdel-Malek - University of Cairo (Cairo - Egypt)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Basic linear algebra and computer programming.

Tuition Fee


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