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SF2523 Topics in Scientific Computings 3.0 credits

An advance course on modern problems in Scientific Computing. The course is a supplementary course to DN2221/SF2520 Applied Numerical Methods

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SF2523 (Autumn 2014–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

A problem from scientific computing on advanced level will be presented. The topics will differ on the occasions the course is given. The course will be given as a lecture series to be followed and a project to be accomplished.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal of the course is to give a deep plunge into a current problem in scientific computing.

After the course you will be able to

  • select and implement appropriate methods for an advanced specific problem
  • perform simulations of the problem with the help of appropriate software
  • judge the quality of the results and suggest improvements of the algorithms and the code.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics. English B, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

DN2221/SF2520 Applied Numerical Methods or similar


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Depends on the actual subject

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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

PRO1 – Project, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F

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 SF2523

Offered by

Main field of study

Mathematics, Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Michael Hanke,