Numerical Methods

Course Code :1001WETNUM
Study domain:Mathematics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:-
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Annie Cuyt

3. Course contents *

Different numerical techniques are treated for a selection of the following topics:

  • Splines
  • B-splines and Bézier curves
  • System of linear equations
  • Stability and conditioning
  • Least-squares problems
  • Orthogonal polynomials
  • Overdetermined linear systems
  • Gaussian quadrature
  • Eigenvalues and singular values
  • Numerical polynomial factorisation
  • Polynomial evaluation

While studying these techniques, we will look at the influence of the underlying computer arithmetic and the essential aspects of conditioning and stability.