MAT4130 – Numerical analysis
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
MAT4130 gives deep knowledge of the theory behind some basic problem areas in numerical analysis like the numerical eigenvalue problem, iterative solution of systems of equations, interpolation and quadrature problems and computation of best approximations.
After having completed the course you will have deep knowledge about:
- Some concrete computational methods for determining eigenvalues, iterative solutions for solving linear systems of equations, optimization problems, interpolation and quadrature problems, methods for computing best approximations.
- Strategies both for constructing numerical methods and verifying their convergence and convergence rates.
- The mathematical theory behind the methods.
After having completed the course you have the skills to:
- Program numerical methods efficiently.
- Employ numerical methods in the solution of practical problems, including a good understanding of the errors involved in the methods.
- Present and communicate the results of the computations systematically and clearly.
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
Recommended previous knowledge
- MAT1100 – Calculus
- MAT1110 – Calculus and linear algebra
- MAT1120 – Linear algebra
- MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and computations / MAT-IN1105 – Programming, Modelling and Computations
- MAT2100 – Elementary real analysis / MAT2400 – Real Analysis
- MAT3110 – Introduction to numerical analysis / MAT4110 – Introduction to numerical analysis
The course is a natural continuation of MAT3110 – Introduction to numerical analysis / MAT4110 – Introduction to numerical analysis and it is preferable with a background equivalent to MAT2100 – Elementary real analysis / MAT2400 – Real Analysis.
- 5 credits overlap with MAT-INF4130 – Numerical Linear Algebra (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with INF-MAT4350 – Numerical linear algebra (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with MAT-INF4140 – Numerical Analysis (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with INF-MAT5350 – Numerical analysis (discontinued)
4 hours lectures/exercises each week throughout the semester.
2 mandatory assignments to be approved before the final exam.
Final oral or written examination that counts 100 % of the grade. The form of examination will be announced by the teaching staff by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
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
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.
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.