# Numeric Methods

Course Code : | 1002WETNUM |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Sequentiality: | Credit for Math. methods for physics I, II & III, Gen. physics I, II & III, Computer practicum, Introduction to anal. mechanics, Introduction to quantum mechanics, Introduction to programming and Introduction field theory. |

Contact hours: | 45 |

Credits: | 3 |

Study load (hours): | 84 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | English |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Milorad Milosevic |

### 1. Prerequisites *

an active knowledge of

- English

Analyse I, II, Informatica I, II

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- Develop ability to work with Matlab.
- Be able to apply standard numerical techniques, and understand the concepts of sensitivity, stability, and numerical speed of different possible algorithms.

### 3. Course contents *

Following topics are covered:

. Errors and numerical computations / floating point numbers

. Solving non-linear equations

. Sets of linear equations

. Interpolation and splines

. Least squares problems

. Numerical integration and differentiation

. ODE's

. PDE's

. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors

. The time-independent Schrodinger equation

The exercises during the computer practica are made in Matlab.

### 4 International dimension*

The course has an international dimension.

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

Continuous assessment

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Lecture notes.

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :· “Numerical methods for physics”, A. L. Garcia, Prentice Hall, 2000

· “Scientific computing, an introductory survey”, M. T. Heath, Mc Graw Hill, 2002

· “Applied numerical methods for engineers and scientists”, S. S. Rao, Prentice Hall, 2002

### 8. Contact information *

U216 Campus Groenenborger

milorad.milosevic@uantwerpen.be

03 265 36 62