Numerical Methods I
Course SummaryThis is a course on the basics of numerical methods and how they are used to solve scientific and engineering problems. It is accompanied by a comprehensive set of video lectures, presentation slides, textbook notes, worksheets and application examples. The lectures are in short segments of less than 10 minutes. Part I covers the numerical differentiation of continuous and discrete functions.
Reading Material1. Numerical Methods with Applications - Chapter 2
Author: Autar Kaw et al.
Published: May 4, 2010
Course Material1. A primer on differential calculus
2. Physical problem
How does the thermal expansion coefficient vary at different temperatures?
3. Test on numerical differentiation of continuous functions
Test your knowledge of numerical differentiation of continuous functions
4. Test on numerical differentiation of discrete functions
Test your knowledge of numerical differentiation of discrete functions
5. Comparing different methods
Comparing the Forward Divided Difference, Backward Divided Difference & Central Divided Difference
6. Effect of Significant Digits
Effect of Significant Digits on the Value of the Numerical Derivative