MA4NAT-Numerical Analysis II

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites: MA1LIN Linear Algebra MA2RA2 Real Analysis II MA2NA1 Numerical Analysis I
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: MA3NAT Numerical Analysis II
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Tristan Pryer

Email: t.pryer@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This course introduces and analyses a range of techniques in numerical approximation, numerical integration, and numerical linear algebra, with connections being made between these areas.

Aims:
To motivate, develop and analyse a range of numerical approximation, numerical integration techniques, and numerical linear algebra.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module students are expected to be able to:
- Apply, analyse and develop a systematic understanding of a range of techniques in approximation theory for appropriate
problems;
- Devise, analyse and apply a range of numerical integration techniques;
- Apply, analyse and develop a systematic understanding of a range of methods in numerical linear algebra;
- Implement a range of numerical methods on a computer.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
The course introduces a range of techniques in numerical approximation, numerical integration, and numerical linear algebra, with connections being made between these areas.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures supported by problem sheets and tutorials/practicals.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20 20
Practicals classes and workshops 5 5
Guided independent study 75 75
       
Total hours by term 100.00 100.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 50
Oral assessment and presentation 10
Set exercise 25
Class test administered by School 15

Other information on summative assessment:
A number of assignments, one class test, one examination and an oral assessment (which will take the form of a viva).

Formative assessment methods:
Problem sheets.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    2 hours.

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 50% overall

    Reassessment arrangements:
    One examination paper of 2 hours duration in August/September - the resit module mark will be the higher of the exam mark (100% exam) and the exam mark plus previous coursework marks (50% examination, 10% oral assessment, 15% test, 25% coursework).

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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