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## MA20222: Numerical analysis

Owning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Assessment Detail:
• Coursework (CW 25%)
• Examination (EX 75%)
Supplementary Assessment:
MA20222 Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take XX10190 or CM10228 and before or while taking this unit you must take MA20218. Students who have not taken XX10190 must confirm they are aware of the need to program in MATLAB.
Description: Aims:
To give an introduction to numerical analysis, including the role of numerical analysis as the foundation for scientific computing. To develop general mathematical skills and to enable students to take final year courses on numerical analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge of computational methods for the approximation of functions, integrals, and solutions to systems of equations (e.g., linear equations and ordinary differential equations).
* Understand the approximation theory of some computational methods.
* Implement and use these methods in Matlab.
* Write the relevant mathematical arguments in a precise and lucid fashion.

Skills:
Numeracy T/F A
Problem Solving T/F A
Computation skills T/F A
Written and Spoken Communication F (in tutorials).

Content:
Introduction: What is numerical analysis? Floating-point numbers and rounding error. Concepts of convergence and accuracy (e.g., absolute and relative errors, order of convergence).
Nonlinear systems of equations: The fixed-point theorem and root-finding problem. Examples including Newton's method.
Approximation of functions: Polynomial interpolation and error analysis. Applications to numerical integration (e.g., Newton-Cotes formulae, Gauss quadrature, composite rules) and the numerical solution of initial-value problems for ODEs (e.g., the Euler and theta-methods; stability, consistency, and convergence).
Linear systems of equations: Matrix norms and condition numbers. Iterative methods (e.g., Jacobi and Gauss-Seidel) vs direct methods (e.g., row-reduction methods and Gaussian elimination).
Programme availability:

#### MA20222 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
• USMA-AFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 2)
• USMA-AAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)

#### MA20222 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
• USMA-AFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 2)
• USMA-AFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
• USMA-AAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USMA-AKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• USMA-AKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USMA-AFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 2)
• USMA-AFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
• USMA-AAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• USMA-AKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USMA-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
• USMA-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USMA-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USMA-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 2)
• USMA-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 3)
• USMA-AAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USMA-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• USMA-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2016/17 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2017/18 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2016/17. Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures. Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules. Undergraduates: Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here. Postgraduates: Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.