MA182-4-SP-CO:
Numerical Methods and Computation

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The details
2019/20
Mathematical Sciences
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Inactive
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
04 October 2018

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
MA101
(none)
(none)

 

MA209

Key module for

(none)

Module description

The module gives an introduction to: -
* algorithms (including computer simulations, automata and Turing machines)
* numerical methods.

Module aims

The module introduces the notion of an algorithm along with examples such as computer simulations, automata and Turing machines. We will introduce some basic numerical methods, their strengths and weaknesses, and see how we can use them to solve problems that otherwise we may not be able to tackle. We will also look at how we can implement some of these methods using an appropriate computer package.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of the course students should: - * a basic understanding of how to construct and use an algorithm, including basic computer simulations, automata and Turing machines * a basic understanding of numerical methods including being able to carry out simple numerical processes by hand as well as implementing and executing algorithms in an appropriate computer package.

Module information

'A' level Maths or equivalent normally required.

Learning and teaching methods

One lecture (one hour) and a two-hour computer lab session each week.

Bibliography*


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Edward Codling, email ecodling@essex.ac.uk
Miss Claire Watts, Department Manager, email cmwatts@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 33 hours, 13 (39.4%) hours available to students:
20 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Mathematical Sciences

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