Course syllabus

Numerisk analys
Numerical Analysis

FMN011, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: D3
Elective for: C4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim of the course is to teach basic computational methods for solving simple and common mathematical problems using computers and numerical software. This includes the construction, application and analysis of basic computational algorithms. Problem solving with computers is a central part of the course.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Error analysis, numerical methods for systems of (non-) linear equations, the least squares method, polynomial interpolation, splines, Bezier curves, numerical integration, computation of eigenvalues. Discrete Fourier transforms, discrete cosine transforms.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The grade is based on homework reports and a written exam.


Required prior knowledge: FMA420 Linear Algebra, FMAA01/05 Calculus in One Variable, FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables, and experience with MATLAB.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMN041, FMN050, FMN081, FMNF01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anders Holst,
Course coordinator: Carmen Arevalo,
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