Course detail

Numerical and applied mathematics

FAST-NAB028Acad. year: 2020/2021

Introduction to numerical mathematics, namely interpolation and approximations of functions, numerical differentiation and quadrature, analysis of algebraic and differential equations and their systems.


Institute of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry (MAT)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Basic courses Mathematics 1-4, MATLAB programming (as in the recommended course at MAT FCE).


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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

1. Errors in numerical calculations. Linear spaces and operators, fixed point theorems. Iterative methods for the analysis of nonlinear algebraic and selected further equations.
2. Iterative and coupled methods for the analysis of linear algebraic equations, relaxation methods, method of conjugated gradients.
3. Multiplicative decomposition of matrices. Numerical evaluation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices and of inverse matrices, algorithms for special matrices.
4. Condition numbers of systems of linear equations. Least squares method, pseudoinverse matrices.
5. Generalizations of methods from 3. and 4. to the analysis of systems of nonlinear equations.
6. Lagrange and Hermite interpolation of functions of 1 variable, namely polynoms and splines.
7. Approximation of functions of 1 variable using the least squares methos: linear and nonlinear approach.
8. Approximation of function of more variables.
9. Numerical differentiation. Finite difference method for the analysis of selected initial and boundary problems for ordinary differential equations.
10. Numerical quadrature. Finite element method for the analysis of selected initial and boundary problems for ordinary differential equations.
11. Time-dependent problems. Time discretization: Euler methods, Cranka-Nicholson method, Runge-Kutta methods, Newmark method.
12. Generalization of 9. and 10. for pro partial differential equations of evolution, e.g. heat transfer equations, fluid flow equations and equations of dynamics of building structures.
13. Sensitivity and inverse problems. Identification of uncertain material parameters from known measurement results. Selected engineering application, due to other courses.


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Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-EVB Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer