Numerics III



Lecture Tue, 10-12h Arnimallee 3-5, SR 005/A3
Tue, 14-16h Takustr. 9, 049/T9
Tutorial Wed, 10-12h Arnimallee 3-5, SR 119/A3
Exam Tue, 19 July, 10:00 Arnimallee 6, SR 025/026/A6
Second exam Tue, 4 Oct, 10:00 Arnimallee 6, SR 025/026/A6

General Information


Mathematical modelling of spatial or spatial/temporal phenomena such as porous medium flow, solidification of melts, weather prediction, etc. typically leads to partial differential equations (pdes). After some remarks on the modelling with and classification of pdes, the course will concentrate on elliptic problems. Starting with a brief introduction to the classical theory (existence and uniqueness of solutions, Green's functions) and assiciated difference methods we will mainly focus on weak solutions and their approximation by finite element methods. Adaptivity and multigrid methods will be also discussed.

Target Audience

Students of Bachelor and Master courses in Mathematics and of BMS.


Basic knowledge in calculus (Analysis I-III) and Numerical Analysis (Numerik I). Some knowledge in Functional Analysis will help a lot but is not necessary.


All participants should register at the KVV, so that we know who is participating. The overall number of participants is also necessary to justify the equipment of the course. In addition, depending on your program of study, you have to register in the Campus Management.

Exercises and Criteria for a Certificate

Tutorial & Exercises


Criteria for the Certificate

Necessary and sufficient for a certificate are:


Certificates are graded according to the result of the exam.


Accompanying Material

Lecture Notes

The lecture notes are available here.


Here you can find an introduction to Matlab (in German, sorry).



Prof. Dr. Carsten Gräser Arnimallee 6, Room 121
consultation-hour: Mon 11:00-12:00
Tobias Kies Arnimallee 9, Room 009
consultation-hour: on request