Scientific Computing (Advanced) (COSC3911)


This unit is the Advanced version of COSC3011. The subject matter is very similar, but more challenging problems will be covered.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week.


Assignments, lab, project work and written exam. (100%)


Garcia, AL. Numerical Methods for Physics, 2nd Edition.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 credit points of Intermediate units with a credit average., 12 credit points chosen from Junior Mathematics and Statistics, 12 credit points of Intermediate units in Science subject areas with a credit average.

Programming experience in MATLAB.


PHYS3043, PHYS3901, PHYS3943, COSC3011, PHYS3939, PHYS3044, COSC3901, COSC3001, PHYS3944, PHYS3301, PHYS3039

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