Randall J. LeVeque
office hours in GUG: W 1:30-2:20
office hours at MSCC: Th,F 9-10
office hours at MSCC: W and Th 3:30-5:00
|Homework||Grades||Message Board||Autumn 2002 Web Page|
The matlab scripts that accompany this book are available on the PCs
in the MSCC lab,
or can be downloaded from
See the links at the bottom of the page for some other references on Matlab.
The main goal of the course is to introduce approximate numerical methods for solving mathematical equations that cannot be solved exactly by hand. Such problems arise constantly in science, engineering, finance, computer graphics, and elsewhere. We will study several basic numerical algorithms, how to implement them, and how to analyze their behavior mathematically.
You should also become adept at using the MATLAB language for numerical problem solving. MATLAB has many built-in functions for solving particular problems and you will learn how to use these. You should also gain an understanding of how they work, why they sometimes don't work, and how to use them intellegently.
Follow links in the table below to obtain a copy of the homework in PostScript (.ps) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, and also for associated scripts or data files. For additional information regarding viewing and printing the homework and solution sets, click here.
|Date||Event||Homework Problem Sets|
|Week 1||M, Jan. 6||First day of classes|
|F, Jan. 10||Homework 1 due||hw1|
|Week 2||F, Jan. 17||Homework 2 due||hw2|
|Week 3||M, Jan. 20||No class: M.L. King Day|
|F, Jan. 24||Homework 3 due||hw3|
|Week 4||F, Jan. 31||Midterm #1|
|Week 5||F, Feb. 7||Homework 4 due||hw4|
|Week 6||F, Feb. 14||Homework 5 due||hw5|
|Week 7||M, Feb. 17||No class: President's Day|
|F, Feb. 21||Homework 6 due||hw6|
|Week 8||W, Feb. 26||3:30-5pm Review session in GUG 410|
|F, Feb. 28||Midterm #2|
|Week 9||F, March 7||Homework 7 due||hw7|
|Week 10||F, March 14||Homework 8 due, Last class||hw8|
|Finals week||Th, March 20||Final exam: 8:30am|
There will be 8 weekly homework assignments, due each Friday in lecture except midterm weeks. Late homeworks will not be accepted. (If you cannot get it in during class but can find the TA to turn it in Friday afternoon, it may still be accepted, but no guarantees!)
Each homework will be worth 25 points and the lowest homework score will be dropped, so 175 points are possible on homework.
There will be two midterms, each worth 50 points, and a final exam worth 75 points.
If you are not able to attend an exam because of an emergency, please contact me before the exam. Please note that the final exam is scheduled for 8:30 - 10:20 am on Thursday March 20. Students are expected to take the exam at that time.
You may view your homework and exam grades on-line. Before doing so for the first time, you must request a password. Note: If your student number starts with zeros, don't type these (e.g. for 0123456 type 123456).
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