Course Syllabus for

Numerical Methods in Matlab
Numeriska metoder i Matlab

KET075F, 2 credits

Valid from: Spring 2013
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2013-05-28

General Information

Division: Chemical Engineering
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


Develop the PhD candidate's experience of numerical methods so that these can be used as an aid within the PhD students own research work.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must understand how to use numerical methods in Matlab.

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able use required numerical methods in her/his own reserch work.

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to identify and select appropriate numerical methods required for a research project.

Course Contents

Application of numerical methods utilizing Matlab such as initial value problems,boundary value problems, stochastic simulation, eigenvalue analysis, parameter estimation and regression analysis.

Course Literature

Beers, Kenneth J.: Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineering, Applications in Matlab. Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 9780521859714.

Instruction Details

Type of instruction: Self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination format: Written assignments. Presentation of solved problem.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: MSc of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering or similar.

Further Information

Responsibel teacher and examiner: Prof. Hans T. Karlsson, Dept. of Chemical Engineering.

Course Occasion Information

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