This course is discontinued

INF-MAT5390 – Splines for Geometry and PDE's

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Course content

Piecewise polynomials on box partitions, local refinable splines. Dimension of spline spaces, applications to numerical solution of PDEs.

Learning outcome

After completing the course:

  • you have learned about polynomial splines over locally refined box-partitions
  • you can practice a new technique that can be used for numerical solution of partial differential equations.


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Recommended previous knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

It is recommended to have taken INF-MAT4350 – Numerical linear algebra (discontinued) and INF-MAT5340 – Spline methods (discontinued). Some knowledge of partial differential equations will be assumed.

The first part of the course does not require INF-MAT5340 so this course can be taken in parallel.


2 hours of lectures each week.


An oral exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

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.

Explanations and appeals

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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.

Special examination arrangements

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Facts about this course






Every spring

This course will not be lectured spring 2014


Every spring

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