Math 472 - Numerical Algebra - Spring 2001

Section 59507 - TuTh 2:10-3:25 in Ayres 329

Text: Numerical Analysis, Sixth Edition by R.L. Burden and J.D. Faires. (Note: the Seventh Edition came out in January, but we are continuing with the 6th Edition) Other reference material may be made available.

Audience:

This course is for anyone with an interest in how and why numerical algorithms work to solving problems in linear algebra and solving nonlinear equations. This course will provide a firm foundation for deriving and understanding new algorithms.
Prerequisites: Two years of calculus, a course in linear algebra 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:

Grading:

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.

Instructor:

Charles Collins
312B Ayres Hall
974-4269 or 974-2461
ccollins@math.utk.edu

Office Hours: TuTh 1-2 and by appointment

ccollins@math.utk.edu
Last Modified: January 5, 2001