MATH 527/CSCE 561

Numerical Analysis  - Spring 2006
Meets: TTh  9:30 - 10:45 in LeConte 310

Professor Robert Sharpley
Instructor Information
 Office:   LeConte 313 D
 Office Hours:   TTh 11-11:50
                          W 9-10 (in Sumwalt 206)
                          and by Appt.

Starting values for Newton's interation method (for solving z3=1)
are colored according their numerical limit, an appropriate cube root
of unity, and the number of iterations required.

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Course Information

Description:   This course will emphasize the development of numerical algorithms to provide solutions to common problems formulated in science and engineering. The primary objective of the course is to develop the basic understanding of the construction of numerical algorithms, and perhaps more importantly, the applicability and limits of their appropriate use. The emphasis of the course will be the thorough study of numerical algorithms to understand (i) the guaranteed accuracy that various methods provide, (2) the efficiency and scalability for large scale systems. and (3) issues of stability. Topics include the standard algorithms for numerical computation:

An important component of numerical analysis is computational implementation of algorithms which are developed in the course in order to observe first hand the issues of accuracy, computational work effort, and stability. Exercises will include computational experiments in a programming language of the student's choice. One class lecture will be devoted to a high level pseudo-code type programming language (Matlab) which will suffice in case students have not had prior programming experience. Attendence is required and the exams will be over the lectures and homework.

Text:  Numerical Mathematics and Computing (5th Edition), by E. Ward Cheney and David R. Kincaid, Brooks/Cole Publishers (2004), 690 pages.    [ISBN 0534389937]

Grading scheme: Two tests (25 %), HW and Computer Experiments (25 %) , Final Exam (25%) Graduate students will a term paper on a topic negotiated between the instructor and student in an area of the student's interest. In addition, for graduate students there will typically be an extra problem on each HW set and exam.

Attendance: Classroom attendance is required according to official university 10% policy. Make-up tests are not normally given for missed examinations.

Important Course Dates:

Prerequisites: Math 242 or 520.

  Homework Assignments and Additional Materials

  Tests and Samples

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