INF5631 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations; project assignment
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
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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
- 5 credits overlap with INF5630 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations; project assignment (discontinued)
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.
Explanations and appeals
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.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF5630 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations; project assignment.