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DN1242 Numerical Analysis, Supplementary Course 1.5 credits

An extension of the Numerical Methods Basic Course II, for the alternative math courses within the F-program.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DN1242 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Additionally to the material presented in the course DN1240 Numerical Methods Basic Course II, the following topics are introduced: operator calculus, difference equations and their application, optimal polynomial interpolation, fast multipole method, Poisson equation in higher dimensions, numerical methods for the heat equation.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal of this course consists of providing a deeper insight into the mathematical foundations of numerical methods.

After completing the course you are able to

  • understand the mathematical background of certain numerical methods,
  • investigate critical properties of numerical methods theoretically.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Mandatory first year courses in mathematics and a course in computer science or programming (e.g. 2D1342/DD1342).


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To be announced at the web page for the course at least 4 weeks before the course starts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

All requirements of 2D1240/DN1240 fulfilled, and
computer assignments with oral and written presentation (TEN1; 1,5 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DN1242

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

DN2250 Applied Numerical Methods II or
DN2255 Numerical Solution of Differential Equations II or DN2220 Applied Numerical Methods I,
DN2225 Numerical Solution of Differential Equations I,
DN1266 Mathematical Models, Analysis and Simulation, Part I.


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