Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Numerical calculus in Engineering
Study: Bachelor in Telematics Engineering (215)

Coordinating teacher: ARVESU CARBALLO, JORGE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mathematics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Linear algebra, Calculus I and II
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Basic numerical skills to solve problems in Engineering. 2. The use of MATLAB to solve numerical problems. 3. Basic solving skills to solve counting problems. 4. Be able to model, pose and solve problems of communication, sound and image technologies.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Matlab and floating point arithmetic. Polynomial interpolation. Fourier series and trigonometric polynomial. Representation and approximation of signals. 2. Numerical integration methods. Simple and composite rules. Adaptive quadrature. 3. Initial value problems. The Euler, Taylor and Runge-Kutta methods. Prediction and correction methods. 4. Boundary value problems. Method of finite differences. Resolution of the wave equation. Finite element method and its applications.
Learning activities and methodology
There will be weakly sessions: - Theory sessions: the teacher will explain the fundamental concepts and results of the theory. - Exercise/Lab sessions: the students will work in solving exercises or writing codes to solve problems proposed by the professor.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • C. Moler . Numerical Computing with MATLAB. SIAM. 2004
  • D. J. Higham N. J. Higham . Matlab Guide. SIAM. 2000
  • J.H. Mathews y K.D. Fink . Numerical Methods using Matlab. Prentice Hall. 1999
  • T. Sauer . Numerical Analysis. Pearson. 2012
Additional Bibliography
  • G. W. Stewart . Afternotes on Numerical Analysis. SIAM. 1996
  • G. W. Stewart . Afternotes goes to Graduate School. SIAM. 1998
  • J.M. Sanz-Serna . Diez Lecciones de Cálculo Numérico. , Universidad de Valladolid. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.