MAT-IN1105 – Programming, Modelling and Computations
The course gives an introduction to the programming language Python and in mathematical subjects well suited for numerical processing and programming
After the course you will have the
- ability to formulate a problem mathematically and solve it by analytic or numerical methods;
- basic skills in programming in Python, such as loops, tests, graphic (plotting), functions and simple user interaction and file handling;
- ability to outline programs and algorithms from a mathematical problem;
- ability to carry out proof by induction and simulation of difference equations;
- ability to approximate functions by Taylor polynomials;
- ability to solve differential equations, both by formulas and approximately by numerical methods;
- ability to use error estimates to understand and check the error in numerical estimations.
To take this course you must have been enrolled in one of the following study programs:
- Bachelorprogrammet Materialvitenskap for energi- og nanoteknologi
- Bachelorprogrammet Geofysikk og klima
- Bachelorprogrammet Geologi og geografi
- Lektorprogrammet (studieretning realfag)
It is not possible to sign up for this subject via the Student Web. Please contact your study programme for registration.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
R2 from secondary school. The subject should be taken in the same semester as or after MAT1100 – Calculus.
- 10 credits overlap with MAT-INF1100L – Programming, Modelling and Computations (continued)
- 6 credits overlap with MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and computations
- 3 credits overlap with INF1000 – Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued)
- 3 credits overlap with INF1001 – Grunnkurs i objektorientert programmering (discontinued)
- 4 credits overlap with IN1000 – Introduction to Object-oriented Programming
- 4 credits overlap with INF1100 – Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued)
- 4 credits overlap with IN1900 – Introduction to Programming with Scientific Applications
- 4 credits overlap with IN-KJM1900 – Introduksjon i programmering for kjemikere
- 5 credits overlap with BIOS1100 – Introduction to Computational Modelling in the Biosciences
- 5 credits overlap with GEO1040 – Introduction to programming with applications in geosciences (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with GEO-KJM1040 – Introduction to programming with applications in geosciences and in chemistry (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with MAT100A/B/C
- 5 credits overlap with MA100
*The information about overlaps for discontinued courses may not be complete. If you have questions, please contact the Department.
5 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group sessions per week throughout the semester.
The number of groups offered can be adjusted during the semester, depending on attendance.
Midterm and end of semester written digital examinations add up to one final grade. Both exams are compulsory and have to be taken in the same semester.
Midterm exam counts for 1/3 and the written examination at the end of the semester counts for 2/3. The final grade is based on the total score and a general impression after the final examination.
Examination support material
Midterm examination: No support materials permitted.
Final examination: Approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or 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.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
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
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.