Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations (845G1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Topics covered include: variational formulation of boundary value problems; function spaces; abstract variational problems; Lax-Milgram Theorem; Galerkin method; finite element method; examples of finite elements; and error analysis.


100%: Lecture


10%: Coursework (Problem Set)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)
10%: Written assessment (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.