||Math 3180 (Intro to Num. Anly.) must have been completed
Prior experience with a higher order programming language such as Fortran
or C is expected.
Note: Contact your instructor immediately if this requirement has
not been met.
||Textbook: Burden, Richard L and J
Douglas Faires: Numerical Analysis. 8th ed. Brooks/Cole
Calculator: Texas Instruments 83/84(plus) graphing calculator.
Miscellaneous: Engineering pad, straight-edge and compasses.
Review of some key results from Real Analysis: Rolle's
Theorem, Intermediate Value Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, Extreme Value Theorem
and Taylor's Theorem.
Machine computation and Error:
Chopping vs Rounding Arithmetic,
Absolute and Relative error and error propagation
Solution of Equations in one variable
Fixed point iteration*
the Newton-Raphson algorithm*
Roots of Polynomials: Horners and Muellers Methods*
Cubic Spline Interpolation*
Trapezoid and Simpson's Rules
Numerical Treatment of Initial Value Problems
Higher Order Taylor Methods
The solution of Systems of Linear Equations
Gaussian Elimination with Back-substitution
|Approx. 8 laboratory with programming assignments from the
starred topics: 50 points each
1 in-class mid term exam : 100 points
(5310 only) Presentation:
: 50 points.
Comprehensive in-class Final Exam : 200
A: 100-90, B+: 89-87, B:86-83, B-: 82-80,
C+: 79-77, C:76-73, C-: 72-70, D+: 69-67,
D:66-63, D-: 62-60, F: < 60 points.
||Tests can be made up only with a Valid University Excuse, see
Student Handbook for details.
Throughout the course, we will use the computer algebra system MAPLE
to support computational and graphing tasks. Prior experience
with a higher order programming language such as Fortran or C is expected.
Introductory MAPLE and MATLAB sessions will be held as soon as lab
space is secured.
The 8 laboratories are take-home sets of assignments which will address
both theoretical and practical (modeling) questions.
Students enrolled in 5310 will be given additional exercises including
proofs of relavant theorems and are to give a short presentation on an assigned
topic towards the end of the semester.
If you have a disability that may require assistance or accomodation,
or you have questions related to accomodations for testing, note-takers,
readers, etc., please contact me as soon as possible. You may also contact
the Office of Disabled Student Services (898-2783) with questions about such
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||January 15: First Day of Classes
January 19: MLK Day - no Classes
January 28: Last day to drop without a grade.
March 9 - 14: Spring Break, no classes.
March 4: Last day to drop with a 'W'. No 'W' will be granted after
April 22: Deadline to withdraw from the University i.e. from all classes
April 29: Last Day of Classes.
Final Exam: Tuesday May 5, 1:00 - 3:00