Academic Year: 
2014/5 
Owning Department/School: 
Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits: 
6 
Level: 
Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 2

Assessment Summary: 
CW 25%, EX 75% 
Assessment Detail: 
 Coursework (CW 25%)
 Examination (EX 75%)

Supplementary Assessment: 
MA30170 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 
Before taking this unit you must take MA20218 and take MA20219 and take MA20222 
Description: 
Aims & Learning Objectives:
Aims: To teach numerical methods for elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations via the finite element method based on variational principles.
Objectives:
At the end of the course students should be able to derive and implement the finite element method for a range of standard elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations in one and several space dimensions. They should also be able to derive and use elementary error estimates for these methods.
Content:
* Introduction.
* Variational and weak form of elliptic PDEs. Natural, essential and mixed boundary conditions. Linear and quadratic finite element approximation in one and several space dimensions. An introduction to convergence theory.
* System assembly and solution, isoparametric mapping, quadrature, adaptivity.
* Applications to PDEs arising in applications.
* Brief introduction to time dependent problems.

Programme availability: 
MA30170 is Optional on the following programmes:
Department of Computer Science
 USCMAFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 3)
 USCMAFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 4)
 USCMAAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 5)
 USCMAKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 4)
 USMAAAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)
 USMAAFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 TSMAAFM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences
 TSMAAPM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences
 TSMAAFM08 : MSc Modern Applications of Mathematics
 TSMAAWM14 : MSc Modern Applications of Mathematics
 TSMAAFL02 : PG Dip Modern Applications of Mathematics
 USMAAFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
