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Numerical Mathematics

Course aims

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the numerical solution of mathematical problems that arise in the other courses of their study and in the technical practice. The main accent lays in explanations of fundamental principles of numerical methods with emphases their general properties. It should lead to the ability in concrete situations to decide whether a numerical procedure is a suitable tool for solving a particular problem. An important ingredient of the course consists in the algorithmic implementation of methods and in the utilization of existing computer programs specialized for numerical computations.

The graduate of this course should know:
• to recognize problems suitable for solving by numerical procedures and to find an appropriate numerical method;
• to decide whether the computed solution is sufficiently accurate and, in case of need, to assess reasons of inaccuracies;
• to propose an algorithmic procedure for solving the problem and to choice a suitable computer environment for its realization.


1. Boháč, Z.: Numerical Methods and Statistics. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2005.
ISBN 80-248-0803-X

Advised literature

1. Qaurteroni, A., Sacco, R., Saleri, F.: Numerical Mathematics. Springer, 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-34658-6.
2. Süli, E., Mayers, D.: An introduction to Numerical Analysis. Cambridge University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-521-00794-1.
3. Van Loan, C. F.: Introduction to scientific computing. Prentice Hall, Upper
Saddle River, NJ 07459, 1999, ISBN-13: 9780139491573 .

Language of instruction Czech, English
Code 310-2130
Abbreviation NM
Course title Numerical Mathematics
Coordinating department Department of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry
Course coordinator Mgr. Zuzana Morávková, Ph.D.