INF5631 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations; project assignment
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 offers an extension of subjects from courses in partial differential equations, such as INF-MAT3360 – Partial differential equations (discontinued)/INF-MAT4360 – Partial differential equations (discontinued), INF5620 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations (continued), and/or INF5640 – Videregående numeriske metoder for partielle differensiallikninger (discontinued).
The students shall either carry out a project (a prolongation of the project in INF5620 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations (continued), for instance) or give a lecture on a prescribed topic. The goal of the project work is to solve a problem containing a mathematical model, numerical algorithms, implementations, verification, evaluation of results, as well as report writing.
The goal of the lecture is to study a new scientific material in a limited amount of time (three weeks) and obtain an understanding that is sufficient for giving a lecture. The topic of the lecture will normally be relevant for the student´s master or ph.d. thesis.
Admission to the course
Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.
- 5 credits overlap with INF9631 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations; project assignment.
The course is based on private studies. Individual tutoring will be given to students who choose the written project.
Students who choose the project version must give a short (10 min) talk and answer questions about the project. The evaluation is based on the quality of the talk, the defense of the project, and the project report.
Students who choose a talk on a prescribed topic will receive the title of the talk three weeks before the exam. The student must find relevant literature and compose a 45 min talk for the exam. The evaluation is based on the scientific contents of the talk, pedagogical features, use of slides, literature overview, handling of questions from the audience, and timing of the presentation.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.