Numerical Algorithms

MATH 371 (section 002)   Spring 2018   TR 12:40 - 1:55, A 114

Prof. Vasilios ALEXIADES,  Ayres 213,   974-4922   alexiades (at)
          Office Hours: TR 2:30-3 and by arrangement.
Course Objectives: Basic algorithms for: solving equations, linear systems, nonlinear systems, IVPs;
              numerical differentation, integration; interpolation, approximation, optimization
NO required Textbook:   see Course Content   for several references.
Languages:  C/C++, Fortran, Matlab, Python   − your choice, get good in one (and try to learn a second one...)
Collaborations:  ok, but NO copying, must submit YOUR OWN work.
Computing Labs: will be posted on ASSIGNMENTS page. Submit promptly by due date.
HomeWork: on PAPER, will be collected in class on due date.
Quizes will be given periodically.
EXAMS:   Midterm: (provisional) Thu Mar 8 ,   FINAL:  Wed May 2, 12:30-2:30
NO MAKE-UP: If, due to unforseen circumstances, you have to miss the Midterm, you must notify me
            before the exam and then your score on the Final will substitute the missing grade.
Final Exam will be comprehensive and can help you a lot: it will replace your midterm, if higher.
Course Grade = (40%) Labs + (20%) Quizes + (20%) Midterm + (20%) Final
    Borderline cases will be decided according to interest shown in class and performance on Final.
Some suggestions for studying:
  • DO NOT hesitate to ask questions and seek help.
  • Do NOT miss class.
  • DO NOT fall behind; it is always very difficult to catch up.
  • Take notes in class, then rewrite/clean-up/fill-in and study the material at home.
  • Try to learn and understand, this is a VERY useful course, can get you a job...
  • Do not hesitate to came talk to me if you are facing difficulties.
    !!! GOOD LUCK !!!

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