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.


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:


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.


Charles Collins
312B Ayres Hall
974-4269 or 974-2461

Office Hours: TuTh 1-2 and by appointment
Last Modified: January 5, 2001