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MT3802 Numerical Analysis

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:10.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

The module will introduce students to some topics in numerical analysis, which may include methods of approximation, iterative methods for solving systems of linear equations, numerical techniques for differential equations.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all programmes in the School.

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT2001 or MT2501
UG Modules required for:MT5806

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 35
  • Guided independent study: 115

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 70%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 30%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr A P Naughton
Module teaching staff:Dr A P Naughton