NGEA09041U Applied Mathematical and Numerical Modelling
The course is based on hands-on exercises mostly taken from hydrology and hydrogeology. Thus, it tries to de-mystify the mathematical equations used to express physical and chemical processes used in these disciplines. Students learn to program their own models and apply these to solve real-world problems.
Functions, differentiation/integration, linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, finite differences as they appear in geoscience. Learning how to program and develop scripts/solutions/models.
Translate geoscience problems into “mathematical problems”, find appropriate mathematical or numerical solution procedures for solving the problem, and develop programs/scripts that can solve real-world geoscience problems. Currently, Matlab is used and learning how to structure a script is part of the course. Write reports, where the mathematical/numerical methods are presented, tested/verified, and used to solve geoscience problems.
Perform quantitative analysis of geoscience problems.
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- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentWritten assignment. The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
- Several internal censors
Criteria for exam assesment
See description of learning outcome
- Theory exercises
- Project work