Introductory Course on Scientific Programming

General Description

The goal of this course is to provide the basic programming skills needed for solving mathematical problems on a computer. Emphasis is placed on the actual implementation and not on the numerical methods. The C programming language is covered in some detail and compared to Fortran 77 and C++. An introduction is given to the integrated technical computing environment MATLAB.

Through computer exercises the students will learn how to

The computer exercises aim to enable the students to implement a short but relevant numerical application by the end of the first week.

The course is a part of the International Masters Programme in Scientific Computing.
Other courses in the Master's programme.


There are no formal prerequisites for this course although it is assumed that the students have some programming experience and familiarity with numerical methods.

Present course: period 1 04/05

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Responsible for this course is Marco Kupiainen

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