MA50174 Advanced Numerical Methods.
Lecturer: Prof. Chris Budd
Welcome to the MA50174 home page.
Congratulations on choosing to do this exciting masters course which
will show you how to use modern mathematical ideas to design
powerful computer algorithms which you can then use to solve
a wide variety of interesting mathematical and industrial problems.
I will use this page to make announcements and provide copies of
handouts, problem sheets and assignments for this course.
This information is in addition to the printed notes
that I will distribute as part of the course.
To view any document,
click on the corresponding link and the sheet will
eventually be loaded into a viewer. From this you can print in
the usual way (that is, "File"->"Print").
Documents will only be added after they have been distributed in
The operating system that we will be using is UNIX (or its
close cousin LINUX). Notes on this written by Mark
Wills can be found in the following document
A very helpful tutorial guide to UNIX is give in
You will be using Matlab a lot in this course, for the problem sheets,
the assignments and for your general education. Some basic
advice for using Matlab can be found in the following document
written by Prof. Graham. This document
is meant for the undergraduate course, but much of
it is relevent for the MSc.
An HTML version of this manual is given in
There are four assignments which each carry 20% of the total
credit for the course. To see the timetable for the assignments
Click here .
I welcome feedback in the form of
constructive comments or criticism.
Last modified: Tuesday Nov 7th, 2006