AST5110 – Numerical Modeling
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
This course provides an introduction to numerical methods used in astrophysics and especially in modeling of systems described by the MHD equations.
After completing this course:
- you will have knowledge of discretization of simple hyperbolic PDE´s such as the advection equation
- you will be able to examine the stability of difference equations using von Neummann stability analysis
- you will have thorough knowledge of implicit and explicit numerical schemes and solution techniques for these
- you will acquire expertise in multi-grid methods
- you will acquire expertise in characteristic equations and boundary conditions based on these
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor’s Degree from the programme Fysikk og astronomi (bachelor) or comparable.
- 10 credits overlap with AST9110 – Numerical Modeling.
Teaching extends over one semester. There are usually two hours of lectures and two hours of group tuition each week but some of the weeks will be organized as self-study with supervision from the lecturer.
This course has a final oral examination which counts 100% in the grade assessment. Compulsory project assignments may be given and other methods of assessment can also be used.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed during the oral examination.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.