401-0654-00L  Numerical Methods

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersR. Käppeli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


401-0654-00 VNumerische Methoden2 hrs
Mon08:15-10:00ETF C 1 »
R. Käppeli
401-0654-00 UNumerische Methoden
Groups are selected in myStudies.
Fr 8-9 für Studiengang Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnologie.
Fr 13-14 für Studiengang Materialwissenschaft.
1 hrs
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ E 7 »
08:15-09:00ETZ E 8 »
08:15-09:00ETZ E 9 »
08:15-09:00ETZ F 91 »
08:15-09:00ETZ G 91 »
08:15-09:00ETZ H 91 »
08:15-09:00ETZ K 91 »
12:45-13:30HIT F 31.2 »
13.05.11:45-13:30HIT J 52 »
20.05.11:45-13:30HIT J 52 »
R. Käppeli

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course introduces numerical methods according to the type of problem they tackle. The tutorials will include both theoretical exercises and practical tasks.
ObjectiveThis course intends to introduce students to fundamental numerical methods that form the foundation of numerical simulation in engineering. Students are to understand the principles of numerical methods, and will be taught how to assess, implement, and apply them. The focus of this class is on the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. During the course they will become familiar with basic techniques and concepts of numerical analysis. They should be enabled to select and adapt suitable numerical methods for a particular problem.
ContentQuadrature, Newton method, initial value problems for ordinary differential equations: explicit one step methods, step length control, stability analysis and implicit methods, structure preserving methods
LiteratureM. Hanke Bourgeois: Grundlagen der Numerischen Mathematik und des Wissenschaftlichen Rechnens, BG Teubner, Stuttgart, 2002.

W. Dahmen, A. Reusken: Numerik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Springer, 2008.

Extensive study of the literature is not necessary for the understanding of the lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is familiarity with basic calculus and linear algebra.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2016; Version 31.10.2017 (Examination Block 3)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2017; Version 07.04.2022 (Examination Block 3)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Materials Science 2017; Version 28.01.2020 (Examination Block 4)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersR. Käppeli
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aids5 A4-Blätter doppelseitig (=10 Seiten) eigenhändig und handschriftlich verfasste Zusammenfassung. Sonst keine Hilfsmittel zugelassen.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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401-0654-00 UNumerische Methoden
13.05.11:45-13:30HIT J 52 »
20.05.11:45-13:30HIT J 52 »
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ E 7 »
not for  Materials Science BSc (327000)
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ E 9 »
not for  Materials Science BSc (327000)
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ F 91 »
not for  Materials Science BSc (327000)
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ G 91 »
not for  Materials Science BSc (327000)
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ H 91 »
not for  Materials Science BSc (327000)
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ K 91 »
not for  Materials Science BSc (327000)
Fri08:15-09:00ETZ E 8 »
not for  Materials Science BSc (327000)
Fri12:45-13:30HIT F 31.2 »
only for  Materials Science BSc (327000)


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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BachelorExamination Block 3OInformation
Materials Science BachelorExamination Block 4OInformation