Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2012/3
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2021/2||SS 2021||SS 2020||WS 2013/4||WS 2012/3|
MA3303 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|270 h||90 h||9 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations||Christof, C. Vexler, B.||
Mon, 14:15–15:45, MI HS3
Wed, 14:15–15:45, MI HS3
Wed, 14:15–15:45, EI-HS Garching
and singular or moved dates
|UE||2||Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations (Exercise Session)||Christof, C. Vexler, B.||dates in groups|
Learning and Teaching Methods
The module is offered as lectures with accompanying practice sessions. In the lectures, the contents will be presented in a talk with demonstrative examples, as well as through discussion with the students. The lectures should animate the students to carry out their own analysis of the themes presented and to independently study the relevant literature. Corresponding to each lecture, practice sessions will be offered, in which exercise sheets and solutions will be available. In this way, students can deepen their understanding of the methods and concepts taught in the lectures and independently check their progress. At the beginning of the module, the practice sessions will be offered under guidance, but during the term the sessions will become more independent, and intensify learning individually as well as in small groups.
Morton, K. W.; Mayers, D. F.: Numerical solution of partial differential equations. An introduction. Second edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
Description of exams and course work
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.
Current exam dates
Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.
|Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations|