Numerical Methods in Engineering Sciences
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Calendar
Disclaimer: the following is a tentative schedule, there will be
adjustments and frequently we will mix lessons and
exercises on each topic.
 30 sett 2024  Aula B1
Review of linear algebra fundamentals
 2 oct 2024  Aula B1B2
MATLAB intro (by Paolo Bignardi)
 7 oct 2024  Aula B1
Numerical linear algebra, part I: triangular systems, GEM, and LU
factorization...
 9 oct 2024  Aula E4
Numerical linear algebra: part II on GEM/LU computational cost and part III on LU with pivotiong and applications.
 14 oct 2024  Aula B1
Numerical linear algebra, MATLAB exercises on triangular systems, GEM, and exercises on LU factorization.
 16 oct 2024  Aula E4
Numerical linear algebra, part IV on iterative methods
 21 oct 2024  Aula B1+B2
Numerical linear algebra: part V on iterive methods... (lesson by Gabriele Loli)
 23 oct 2024  Aula B1+B2
... and conditioning (lesson by Gabriele Loli)
 28 oct 2024  Aula B1
Numerical linear algebra, MATLAB exercises on iterative solvers
 30 oct 2024  Aula E4
Numerical linear algebra, part VI on descent methods
 4 nov 2024  Aula B1
Numerical linear algebra, part VII on sparse matrices and exercises on iterative solvers again
 30 oct 2024  Aula E4
Numerical linear algebra, eigenvalues and how to compute them
Grading procedure
 The exam will be written. Each student will be offered a couple of questions on topics developed in the classes and has one hour to answer.
 There are two levels of exam:
 Basic exam: it consists in a two questions and/or
exercises (one easy and one medium difficulty), intended to verify
the knowledge of numerical algorithms and the capability of applying them, without the need for a deep
understanding. The maximum grade is 24/30.
 Advanced exam:
it consists in a couple questions (one medium difficulty and one
theoreticaloriented), intended to verify comprehension of the
subjects and not just a mere application of readytouse
formulas. The answers must be articulated with a certain
mathematical precision. The maximum grade is 30/30 cum laude.
 some previous written exams.
 the written exam of
Numerical Methods in Engineering Sciences is held concurrently with
the written exam of Advanced
Mathematical Methods for Engineers. The written exams must be
taken on the same day, possibly followed by an oral exam (on
student request), leading to the evaluation for
the course ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL AND NUMERICAL METHODS FOR
ENGINEERS. Oral exam is not compulsory. However, students who got an overall (Adv.Math.Meth.+Num.Meth.) positive grade in the written part (i.e., at least 18/30) might choose to take an oral exam. The oral exam covers the topics presented during the lessons of both courses: Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineer and Numerical Methods in Engineering Sciences. The oral exam can change the grade in any direction: a poor oral part might end up in a failed exam. For students that chose the basic written exam for the part of Numerical Methods in Engineering Sciences, the maximum grade obtainable can never exceed 24/30.
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