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Area/Catalogue
MATH 2010

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013171

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To introduce students to a selection of basic numerical techniques, and to give some insight into numerical analysis theory, practice and application.

Course content

Non-linear equations: fixed point iteration, Newton’s method and variants, accelerating convergence. Interpolation: Lagrange polynomials, divided differences. Polynomial least squares. Numerical differentiation. Numerical integration: Newton-Cotes formulae, Romberg integration. Direct solution of systems of linear equations. Ordinary differential equations: initial value problems by Taylor and Runge-Kutta methods, higher order systems, linear boundary value problems by linear shooting. Optimisation: one dimensional minimisation by golden ratio, parabolic, Brent’s and Newton’s methods, and cubic interpolation.

Textbook(s)

Burden, R.L. and Faires, J.D. 2011, Numerical Analysis , 9th edition, Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MATH 1054 Calculus 1
MATH 1056 Linear Algebra

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Practical assessment tasks 2 pages, 1000 words (equivalent) 15% Continuous
Assignment 1 2 pages, 750 words (equivalent) 15% N/A
Assignment 2 2 pages, 750 words (equivalent) 15% N/A
Examination 2000 words (equivalent) 55% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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