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Mathematical Computing (Advanced) - MATH3976

This unit of study provides an introduction to 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, and optimisation.

3x1-hr lectures; 1x1-hr computer lab/wk

One 3 hour exam (55%), 2 assignments (15%+15%), 1 quiz (15%). To pass the course, students much achieve more than 50% on the final exam.


12 credit points of MATH2XXX and [3 credit points from (MATH1923 or MATH1903 or MATH1933 or MATH1907), or a mark of 65 or above in (MATH1023 or MATH1003)]


MATH3076 or MATH4076


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Georg Gottwald
HECS Band: 2
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