Instructor:Name: Michael MedvinskyLectures: MTWH 10:4511:35 , SW 137 Office Hours: MTWH 11:50am  12:30pm, or by appointment Office: JWB 125 Note: Office hours are tentative, i.e. it may be some changes, but you always welcome to knock on my door if you around.
Prerequisites:Multivariate calculus (e.g. Math 2210 Calculus III), basic linear algebra (e.g. Math 2250 or Math 2270) and basic programming.
TextAtkinson, K, An Introduction to Numerical Analysis, 2nd ed, New York. Wiley, 1989. ISBN13: 9780471624899The course
The purpose of this course is the understanding of numerical methods utilized in the sciences. Specifically,
the goals are that each student will gain a working understanding of the following topics: error analysis,
numerical solutions of non linear equations, interpolation and extrapolation methods, numerical differentiation and integration,
numerical linear algebra and approximation of functions.
Another goal of the course is that the student will be able to program one or more of the numerical methods discussed in the course.
Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic concepts behind the various numerical methods studied,
implementing basic numerical methods using the MATLAB structured programming environment.
Tentative Plan of LecturesThe topics may be changed, reordered, added or omitted, depending on time constraints.
Computer Lab
The
Math Department's Computer lab is located between LCB and JWB in the T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Center, room 155C.
Hours are 8am8pm MondayThursday and 8am6pm on Friday.
Homework
There will be a homework assignment every one or two weeks, due on Mondays by the end of class.
Download your first assignment here. Term Project
To be announced later in class.
Grading
Grades are computed as a weighted average comprising 40\% homework scores, 30\% for term project score and 30\% the final exam score.
Math 6860 Option
For graduate students, you can take this class as Math 6860.
If you take this class as Math 6860 you are required to do some extra work and will be evaluated differently.
For example (the precise details will be discussed with the instructor during first week or so):
Lectures notes
The material that I handed out in class can be found
here
(be careful, it may have mistakes). Exam:The final exam will be in our regular classroom onMonday, Dec. 15, 2014 10:30 am  12:30 pmThe Date is fixed. Please plan your schedule around these dates now.ADA Statement
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be
provided for students with physical, sensory, cognitive, systemic, learning and psychiatric disabilities.
Please contact me at the beginning of the semester to discuss any such accommodations for the course.
Copyright notice
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