Mathematical Computing (MATH3076)


This unit of study provides an introduction to Fortran 95/2003 programming and numerical methods. Topics covered include computer arithmetic and computational errors, systems of linear equations, interpolation and approximation, solution of nonlinear equations, quadrature, initial value problems for ordinary differential equations and boundary value problems.

Further unit of study information


Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour laboratory per week.


One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics and one of (MATH1001 or MATH1003 or MATH1901 or MATH1903 or MATH1906 or MATH1907)


MATH3976 or MATH3016 or MATH3916

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.