MA2501 - Numerical Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 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. Some programming.

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, compulsory exercises, project. Final written exam counts for 70 % of the grade. The project counts for 30 % of the final grade. If there are few registered students, the examination may be given as an oral examination. The re-sit examination may be given as an oral examination.

Further on evaluation

In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken. For more information about grading and evaluation, see «Teaching methods and activities».

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

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

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD 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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