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TMA4220 - Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations Using Element Methods

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project work 35/100
School exam 65/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course gives an introduction to finite element methods for the numerical solution of partial differential equations. Topics include: Minimization principle, weak formulation, boundary conditions, quadrature, error analysis, stability, convergence, implementation, direct and iterative solution of the resulting algebraic systems of equations, and applications to the Poisson equation and convection-diffusion equation.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge: The students have knowledge about the strong and weak formulations of linear partial differential equations. The student know the mathematical foundation for the finite element method. 2. Skills: The students are able to formulate and implement FEM applied to realistic problems, in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions, including time dependent problems. They are also able to evaluate the numerical result. 3. General competence: The students gain experience with written and oral presentation of scientific problems and results.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Some of the exercises will be voluntary, others compulsory. The grade awarded in the course is based on written school exam (65%) and works (projects) (35%). All the lecture notes are in English. The lectures will be given in English if the course is attended by students who don't master a Scandinavian language. 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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Retake of examination may be given as an oral examination.

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
SIF5050 7.5
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 65/100 C 2022-12-21 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Project work 35/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 65/100 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.
Examination

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