IMAG2031 - Mathematical methods 2 A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Numerical methods in all themes if relevant.
Complex number, eigenvalues, diagonalization with applications: Systems og differential- and differenceequations, quadratic forms. Partial differential equations: One dimentional heat- , wave- and Laplace equation. Method of least squares with applications.
Powerseries, taylorseries. Taylor polynomials in 2 variables.
Function of two and more variables, partial differentiation, extrema value problems.

Learning outcome

The candidate should demonstrate knowledge of the following:
• Complex numbers; polar form and Euler’s formula
• Computation of characteristic polynomials, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a square matrix
• Convergence of series, particularly geometric series
• Power series, including Taylor’s theorem with remainder and Taylor series of well-known functions. Integration and derivation of power series.
• Functions of several variables. Partial and total derivatives. Linearization around a stationary point and its applications.
• Simple modelling, and ability to solve and interpret the resulting problems where relevant to the course content.
• Diagonalization of matrices. Computing matrix powers. Solution of differential- and difference- equations and classification of two variable quadratic forms and conic sections.
• Partial differential equations. Modelling and interpretation of results. Understanding initial and boundary conditions.
• Linear least squares problems: interpretation and solution by normal equations.

The candidate should acquire and display the following skills:
• Use of computational devices for numerical calculations and graphical representations in topics relevant to the course.
• Basic computations with complex numbers
• Calculation and manipulations of series
• Partial derivation and application in classification of local extrema of a function of two variables.
• Use of numerical and symbolic computational methods for the solution of linear algebra problems such as diagonalization of matrices and linear least squares problems.
• Solve simple partial differential equations such as 1-dimensional heat and wave equations numerically and symbolically.
• Applications of linear least squares problems to overdetermined systems and linear regression
General competence:
• Use of mathematics to model and solve theoretical and practical problems in situations relevant to their own field, in academic and professional contexts.
• Use of computational tools to visualize and solve mathematical problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Exercises will be based on assignments and digital learning elements using Blackboard. Use of MATLAB will also be included. Exercises and learning videos for self-study will be available as a supplement to the lectures. Local digital resources will also be offered.
Compulsory work: At least 4 of 6 exercises must be approved for admission to the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

There will be a digital exam at the end of the semester.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG-F)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS-F)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

Course materials

A specially compiled course book comprising chapters of Adams and Essex: Calculus, and Lay, Lay and McDonald: Linear Algebra and its Applications, available as the semester begins. Notes will be released on the Blackboard page.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMAA2031 10.0 01.09.2019
IMAT2031 10.0 01.09.2019
VB6105 10.0
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 6
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Mathematics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2021-05-20

Submission 2021-05-20

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret til hjemmeeksamen som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed to home examination as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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