2024/2025

Degree | Type | Year |
---|---|---|

2503852 Applied Statistics | FB | 2 |

- Name:
- Joan Torregrosa Arus
- Email:
- joan.torregrosa@uab.cat

You can view this information at the end of this document.

It is recommended to have passed the following courses: Àlgebra Lineal, Càlcul 1 and Càlcul 2.

This course will provide students the basic numerical methods to solve real problems which arise from science and mainly from applied statistics.

The purpose of the course is that the students learn the mathematical foundations of the methods, their range of applicability and the type of errors that should be expected. The student should also be able to recognize the problems whose solution requires the use of a numerical method, and to apply a proper method to get an approximate solution in an efficient way.

The student shoud also be able not only to use some programming languages (Maxima, R,...) to implement and test simple algorithms, but to work with the functions provided by the correspondig software.

- KM04 (Knowledge) Recognise the mathematical bases of the methods, the conditions of applicability and the types of errors that can appear in the numerical (algorithmic) solution of different types of problems.
- SM02 (Skill) Implement algorithms using different programming languages (Máxima, R, Python, Julia), working with the programmed functions provided by the software packages used.
- SM03 (Skill) Solve, using numerical methods, optimisation problems, linear algebra and analysis in general that appear in science and, especially, in statistics.
- SM04 (Skill) Resolve problems associated with the extreme points of functions of one and several variables, and the calculation of moments.

1. Errors

Floating point arithmetic. Propagation of errors.

Conditioning of a problem.

2. Numerical Linear Algebra

LU decomposition. Perturbation analysis.

QR decomposition. Applications.

Singular value decomposition. Applications.

3. Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Equations

One variable equations: Fixed point methods. Newton-Raphson's method.

Methods for systems of nonlinear equations.

4. Polynomial interpolation

Lagrange polynomial. Divided differences.

Error estimate.

5. Unconstrained Optimitzation

One dimensional minimization.

Line search methods, gradient, Newton.

Methods without derivatives.

6. Constrained Optimitzation

The penalty method.

Augmented Lagrangian method.

7. Numerical Integration

Trapezoidal and Simpson's rules. Monte Carlo method.

Title | Hours | ECTS | Learning Outcomes |
---|---|---|---|

Type: Directed | |||

Problems | 14 | 0.56 | |

Theory | 26 | 1.04 | |

Type: Supervised | |||

Computer sessions | 12 | 0.48 | |

Type: Autonomous | |||

Computer work | 21 | 0.84 | |

Exercises | 35 | 1.4 | |

Study | 32 | 1.28 |

In the theoretical lectures the teacher will explain the mathematical foundations and basic properties of the numerical methods and will present several illustrative examples.

Different lists of exercises will be proposed so that the student can practice and learn the contents of each topic. In the problem lectures the teacher will work on the lists of exercises, will solve the doubts of the students and will discuss and solve the exercises.

Each computer session will have a script associated. In the computer sessions the student will do the work proposed in the correspondig script under the supervison of the teacher. It is convenient that before the session the student reads carefully the script in order to know the goal of the computer session and the numerical methods to be used. The student must attend the computer sessions.

All the course material will be posted on the Virtual Campus.

**Annotation**: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.

Title | Weighting | Hours | ECTS | Learning Outcomes |
---|---|---|---|---|

Computer work | 20% | 2 | 0.08 | SM02 |

Final-term exam | 40% | 2.5 | 0.1 | KM04, SM03, SM04 |

Mid-term exam | 40% | 2.5 | 0.1 | KM04, SM03, SM04 |

Recovery Exam | 80% | 3 | 0.12 | KM04, SM03, SM04 |

See the Catalan version.

See the Catalan version.

See the Catalan version.

Name | Group | Language | Semester | Turn |
---|---|---|---|---|

(PAUL) Classroom practices | 1 | Catalan | first semester | afternoon |

(PLAB) Practical laboratories | 1 | Catalan | first semester | afternoon |

(TE) Theory | 1 | Catalan | first semester | morning-mixed |