A Beginner's Guide to Numerical Methods in MATLAB

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Learn to select, apply and improve numerical methods.

174 students enrolled

Created by
Dmitri Nesteruk,
Xenia Kuznetsova

Last updated 4/2016

English

What Will I Learn?

- Understand about the ways computer store numbers
- Choose the right numerical methods to solve a problem
- Measure (and avoid) the errors inherent in numeric calculations
- See how algorithms are implemented in MATLAB

Requirements

- Basic math knowledge
- Fundamental knowledge of computing
- Some familiarity with MATLAB is required to follow the examples

Description

This course is about **Numerical Methods** and covers some of the popular methods and approaches being used daily by mathematicians and everyone involved in computation.

This course will teach you about

- How computers store numbers: what is floating point, what is precision and accuracy.
- The kinds of errors you are likely to encounter when applying numerical methods, and how to minimize them.
- One- and Two-Point iterative methods
- Interpolation and Curve Fitting
- Numerical Differentiation and Integration

This course consists of the following materials:

- Video lectures, covering both the theory as well as demonstrating practical computer applications
- MATLAB files that you can download and run
- Quizzes related to the covered topics

Who is the target audience?

- This course is designed for anyone interested in the numerical methods and their applications for solving real-world problems
- Engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and finance people will enjoy this course

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