Applied Mathematics (TIMA)

The Division of Applied Mathematics conducts both interdisciplinary and applied research in many different mathematical areas such as analysis, algebra, geometry, topology, combinatorics and mathematics didactics.

The goals of applied mathematics are to introduce mathematical methods and theories in already existing areas in science and technology, as well as to develop tools for solving new problems.

Mathematics has a natural and important place in many of Linköping University's educational programs, especially the master's engineering programs, and the department's teaching largely consists of basic, as well as advanced, courses in mathematics for these students.

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Optimization

Optimization aims at finding the best solutions to difficult problems.

All large-scale and complex operations must be planned, especially where cost is a factor. In many cases, the problems are too difficult to solve for a human being. A common property for many of these problems is that they give large, difficult combinatorial models that require research to be resolved.

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Mathematical Statistics

Mathematical statistics is the science of randomness and probabilities.

The research within the subject is divided into probability theory and statistical inference, where statistical inference (how to draw conclusions from random data) is based on probability theory.




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Computational Mathematics

Computational mathematics develops and analyses numerical methods and algorithms for the solution of problems.

Important topics are well-posedness of the governing partial differential equations and convergence of the related numerical approximation. Topics such as accuracay, stability and efficiency of the numerical approximations, software aspects and computer implementation are important.

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