**Course co-ordinator(s):** David Bourne (Edinburgh).

**Aims:**

When solving problems in science, engineering or economics, a real-life situation is first converted into a mathematical model. This is often called the formulation of the problem and it is given in terms of mathematical equations. Only a handful of model equations can be solved in a neat analytical form. Hence we need numerical analysis, comprising a set of techniques for finding approximate solutions of these equations. This course provides an introduction to very basic methods in numerical analysis both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. It also provides an introduction to programming in Python.

## Detailed Information

**Pre-requisite course(s):** F17CA Calculus A & F17CB Calculus B .

**Location: **Edinburgh.

**Semester: **2.

**Further information:** Syllabus, Number of lectures, Assessment, Learning Outcomes.

**Contact Hours:** 2 lectures + 1 computer lab + 1 tutorial per week.

**SCQF Level: **8.

**Credits:** 15.