MA5233 ----- Computational Mathematics

(Semester 1 2016/17)

Lecturer: Weizhu Bao

Office: S17 #08-18

Office Hours: Monday: 15:00 -- 17:00 or by appointment at S17 #08-18.

Phone: 6516-2765(o); E-mail:

Course Web:

Lecture time/venue: Monday: 19:00 -- 22:00 at LT20 .


  • Numerical Analysis (10th Edition) (2016), by Richard L. Burden and J. Douglas Faires. Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company. ISBN-13: 9781305253667.
  • Numerical Linear Algebra (1997), by L. N. Trefethen and D. Bau III. Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
  • Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations: Finite Difference Methods (3rd Edition) (1985), by G. D. Smith. Publisher: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0198596509.

    Reference Book :

    Quick Reference Sheets of Matlab (in pdf): Matlab

    Course Outline: The module is designed for graduate students in mathematics as well as in science and engineering. It is intended to provide graduate students with training in algorithms and theory in scientific computation at graduate level as a preparation for further study and research in related areas. It covers the forllowing major topics: Iterative methods for linear systems; Methods for nonlinear system of equations; Numerical methods for ordinary differential equations (ODEs); Fast numerical solvers for elliptic equations. Detail Outline

    Grading: The course grade will be calculated as follows: Final exam: 50%; Homework and lab assignments: 35%; A project: 15%.

    Schedule of tests:

    Homework and Project Assignments: click here for assignments

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