Scientific Computing using Matlab

By Prof. Mani Mehra, Prof. Vivek K. Aggarwal   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 3291
In the first week of this course, an introduction to Matlab is introduced with hands on Matlab software. In the subsequent weeks, topics will be introduced followed by hands on to write the Matlab code of the same topics. This course is very useful for the students who wants to do research projects using numerical techniques to handle data or to solve differential equations.

UG/PG students
PREREQUISITES Some knowledge of any programming language
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT     : Not Applicable
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mathematics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Introduction to Matlab
Week 2: Error estimation and methods of roots finding
Week 3:Order of convergence of various methods
Week 4: Solving System of Linear Algebraic equations
Week 5:Continuing...Solving System of Linear Algebraic equations
Week 6:Curve fitting and Interpolation
Week 7: Continuing... Curve fitting and Interpolation
Week 8:Continuing... Curve fitting and Interpolation
Week 9: Numerical differentiation
Week 10:Numerical Integration
Week 11:Numerical solution to ordinary differential equations (ODE's)
Week 12:Continuing with numerical solution to ODE's

Thanks to the support from MathWorks, enrolled students have access to MATLAB for the duration of the course.

Books and references

(1) Applied Numerical Analysis by Gerald & Wheatley, Pearson- 7th Edition, 2003.
(2) Elements of Numerical Analysis by R.S. Gupta, second edition, Cambridge university press, 2015
(3) Numerical Methods Using MATLAB by Mathew & Fink, Pearson, 1998.
(4) Getting started with Matlab: A quick introduction for scientist & engineers by Rudra Pratap, Oxford, 2010.

Instructor bio

Prof. Mani Mehra

IIT Delhi
Dr. Mani Mehra is presently working as an Associate Professor in the department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi. She earned her PhD from IIT Kanpur in 2005.

Prof. Vivek K. Aggarwal

Dr. Vivek Kumar Aggarwal is presently working as an Assistant Professor dept. of Applied Mathematics, DTU Delhi. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from IIT Kanpur in 2005.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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