Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations, ndiff1-08
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Material for the course:
1) Textbook, L.Edsberg Introduction to computation and modeling for Differential equations, Wiley's 2008
Available at KTH's bookstore, SEK 650
2) Some description of Matlab e.g. the "Dundee Matlab report"
The Matlab-description can be bought at the CSC-school student office at Osquars Backe 2, floor 2, SEK 40.
There is also a short introductory material to Matlab with lessons and exercises for self studies for anyone who needs a refresher to Matlab.
Account number for access to Nada's unix system, where you can run e.g. Matlab and Comsol Multiphysics, is obtained at Delfi, Nada's computer system group at floor 2, Osquars Backe 2.
At Delfi you can also get a keycard for access to Nada's computer rooms. A keycard will be given to those who have an account number.
Matlab and Comsol Multiphysics can be downloaded to your own computer if you are KTH student, see ProgDist
If you are a PhD-student, please look at payment rules
Observe that FAQ's have been added after each lab below!
Labs to be done in the course (1-2 students responsible for each report)
The labs are found in the textbook, appendix C
Read about the requirements for the lab reports here
Laboration 1, deadline Sept 16th, also found here
Laboration 2, deadline Sept 30th, Lab2: FAQ
Laboration 3, deadline Oct 14th, Lab3: FAQ
Observe the misprint in the book: sin(pi*(z-a)/(z-b)) should be sin(pi*(z-a)/(b-a))
Laboration 4, deadline Nov 11th
Laboration 5, deadline Nov 25th
Laboration 6, deadline Dec 9th
The final project will be given out on Tuesday Nov 11, at the lecture
General information about the project is found here
The project is done in groups of 2-5 students. The results of the project are presented orally at one of the seminars in december. The presentation is done with OH's or with computer, e.g. Power point. At least one day before the presentation, copies of the pictures of the presentation must be given to the teacher who will arrange copies for the audience. Every student in the group must make some contribution to the oral presentation.
The mark of the course (A, B, C, D or E) is based on the results of both labs, project and written exam.
Each lab is given a maximum number of credit points: Lab 1:4.3, Lab 2:5.0, Lab 3:4.0, Lab 4:5.0, Lab 5:4.0, Lab 6:4.7
The project is given maximum 3 credit points.
The written exam is given maximum credit point of TEN:27
To pass the course minimum 18 credits are needed from the labs (max is 27), minimum 1 credit from the project (max is 3) and 13 from the written exam (max is 27).
2/9: Chapter 1 and 2, lab 1 out
9/9: Chapter 2 and 3
16/9: Chapter 3, lab 1 in, lab 2 out
23/9: Chapter 3 and 4
30/9: Chapter 4, lab 2 in, lab 3 out
7/10: Chapter 5
14/10: lab 3 in
28/10: Chapter 6, lab 4 out
4/11: Chapter 6 and 7, project out
11/11: Chapter 7, lab 4 in, lab 5 out
18/11: Chapter 8
25/11: Chapter 9, lab 5 in, lab 6 out
2/12: Chapter 9 and 10
2,3,4,5/12: Project presentations
9/12: lab 6 in
18/12: Written exam 8-13 (Obs! earlier given date was WRONG) in rooms E31, E32, E33, E34, E35
The exam from Dec 18th 2008 is found here and the solutions here
The remaining corrected and graded labs are available at the students' office.
The reexam will take place ON THURSDAY FEB 12th at 16-21 in room L51.
There will be an extra reexam on Wed June 3rd, 13-18 in room 4523.
If you are interested you must contact email@example.com before that date.
Questions to be studied as preparation for the exam are found here Use this version for 2008's course. Those students who took the course 2007 or earlier can also use this version (or earlier versions).