MA2501 - Numerical Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours C

Course content

Solution of linear systems of equations. Interpolation and the least square method. Numerical differentiation and integration. Non-linear equations and systems of equations. Numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Programming of numerical methods.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student is familiar with selected algorithms for numerical solution of linear and nonlinear equations, differential equations and integration, and knows how these algorithms are developed and analyzed. The student is familiar with central concepts such as error sources, convergence and stability. 2. Skills. The student is able to choose a suitable numerical algorithm for a given mathematical problem, to implement this method, and to critically evaluate the result. Moreover, the student is capable of developing (further) simple numerical algorithms and to analyze these.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, project and exercises. Some of the exercises will be compulsory. The lectures will be given in English if the course is attended by students who don't master a Scandinavian language.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination may be given as an oral examination.

If the course is taught in English, the exam will be given only in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMA4215 7.5 SPRING 2006
TMA4200 3.7 SPRING 2006
TMA4210 3.7 SPRING 2006
SIF5045 3.7 SPRING 2006
TMA4320 3.7 AUTUMN 2015
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Project 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 C INSPERA
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.

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