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052101 VU Numerical Algorithms (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
PC-Unterrichtsraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
PC-Unterrichtsraum 3, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 27.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Get acquainted with fundamental concepts of numerical algorithms (approximations in numerical computation, conditioning, numerical stability) and with techniques for the analysis of numerical algorithms (perturbation theory). Study selected numerical algorithms in detail. Understand the interdependencies between problem data, numerical algorithm, implementation of the algorithm, hardware, performance and accuracy.

Assessment and permitted materials

Three sets of homework problems (with theoretical and programming components - implementation, experimentation, analysis); selected presentations of your own solution to homework problems in class (online), occasional quizzes (online) in class; written test at the end of the semester.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 situation, the current plan (as of 14.9.2021) is as follows: This class will be given online except for the written test on 20.1.2022, which will be in presence.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

PLEASE NOTE: You have to participate (online) in the first class in order to guarantee your fixed spot in the course! If you do not participate in the first class you will be signed out to make space for other students currently on the waiting list.

Grading is based on how many points are achieved for each set of homework problems, for the quizzes and for the test. At least half of the maximum possible total number of points is required for passing the course.

Examination topics

Material presented in class and contents of homework problems.

Reading list

Lecture slides

M. T. Heath: “Scientific Computing – an Introductory Survey”

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:13