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Unit of study_

MATH3076: Mathematical Computing

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.

Code MATH3076
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12cp of MATH2XXX or [6cp of MATH2XXX and (6cp of STAT2XXX or DATA2X02)]
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MATH3976 or MATH4076

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Learn modern basic to intermediate programming practises and skills; e.g., syntax of programming language like Python, and object-oriented modular design.
  • LO2. Understand uses and dangers of iteration and recursion in numerical calculations.
  • LO3. Understand and analyse sources of error in numerical calculations.
  • LO4. Leverage linear operations on data for solving equations and basic statistical analysis.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.