Math 471 - Numerical Analysis - Fall 2000
Section 61978 - TuTh 2:10-3:25 in Ayres 314
Text: Numerical Analysis, Sixth Edition by R.L. Burden
and J.D. Faires. Other reference material
may be made available.
This course is for anyone with an interest in how and why numerical
algorithms work to solve certain classes of problems. This course
will provide a firm foundation for deriving and understanding new
Two years of calculus
and some knowledge of a scientific
programming language (FORTRAN, C/C++, MATLAB) or consent of the instructor.
Goals of the Course:
This course is about practical ways of answering mathematical
questions and then analysing how well we did.
Towards this we will study:
- The techniques and ideas of
numerical analysis .
- The basic numerical methods used for solving problems in
different scientific fields from Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 11 of the text.
(Math 472 covers Chapters 1, 2, 6, 7, 9 and 10)
- Practical applications of the methods discussed.
You need 90% for an A, 85% for a B+, 80% for a B, etc. I may lower
these numbers, but do not depend on it.
- Homework (Assigned regularly) (25%)
- Midterm (October 26) (20%)
- Projects (2-3) (25%)
- Final Exam (Thursday, Dec. 14, 12:30-2:30) (30%)
312B Ayres Hall
974-4269 or 974-2461
Office Hours: TBA
Last Modified: May 5, 2000