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Course module: NWI-WB109
NWI-WB109
Numerical Methods for PDEs
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-WB109
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University Nijmegen; Faculty of Science; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. V. Nikolic
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Lecturer
dr. V. Nikolic
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Contactperson for the course
dr. V. Nikolic
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Examiner
dr. V. Nikolic
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Academic year2020
Period
KW3-KW4  (25/01/2021 to 31/08/2021)
Starting block
KW3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
  • The student has an overview of a range of techniques to obtain approximate solutions of partial differential equations when analytic methods cannot be applied.
  • The student is familiar with the analysis of numerical schemes, considering convergence, accuracy, stability, and relative efficiency.
  • The student is familiar with approximation methods for initial-value problems, including single step and multi-step methods.
Content

This numerical analysis course is concerned with the approximate solutions of partial differential equations (PDEs), which are important in quantitative modeling in all fields of science and engineering. In the real world (i.e., outside university), analytic methods can rarely be applied to give quantitative results, so numerical methods are essential. We will combine learning about the mathematical aspects of these numerical methods, such as their accuracy and stability, with the practical implementation.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Analysis 2 (multivariable calculus), basic knowledge of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and Numerical Methods for ODEs. No previous knowledge of PDEs is required.

Test information
Written or oral exam depending on the number of participants. There will be a bonus scheme based on weekly assignments.

 
Specifics

Instructional modes
Course occurrence

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW4, Block KW4

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