REQUIREMENTS AND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
To follow this course
properly, a basic knowledge of linear algebra and calculus is needed
(first year university course of linear algebra and calculus in an
engineering degree in Spain, or equivalent in other countries).
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT
Symbolic computation provides algorithmic tools and methods that, in one hand are useful to support the learning and understanding of Mathematics and, on the other, contribute to the resolution of computational aspects arising in engineering.
Although an important part is
theoretical, the character of the course will be highly practical. This
philosophy will be carried out by means of computer lab classes where
the teaching of the symbolic concepts will be combined with the use of the symbolic software in an interactive mode.
OBJECTIVES: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The main goal of this course is to present efficient symbolic algorithms, fast in most cases or in the most relevant ones, to solve mathematic problems and their applications. This will allow the student to use these methods in some real life applications. For this purpose the student will become familiar with the existing symbolic computation software.
Computer lab assignments.
EVALUATION ACTIVITIES OR PRACTICAL TASKS
Computer lab assignments and final report.