MATH 465/465 Numerical Analysis I
Boise State University Fall 2011

INSTRUCTOR:

 

Jodi Mead

OFFICE:

 

MG 218B

PHONE:

 

426-2432

EMAIL:

 

jmead@boisestate.edu

WEB:

 

http://math.boisestate.edu/~mead/m465_565/f11

OFFICE HOURS:

 

9:40-10:30 MWF,  and by appointment

CLASS MEETINGS:

 

8:40-9:30 MWF in room MG 124


TEXT
Numerical Analysis:  Mathematics of Scientific Computing 3rd edition, by Kincaid and Cheney, Brooks and Cole, 2002.  

COURSE OBJECTIVES
The goal of this course is to study algorithms for the solution of nonlinear equations, systems of linear equations, approximation of functions and optimization, i.e. Chapters 1-4, 6 and 10 of the text.  The algorithms use numerical methods to approximate continuous problems, thus solutions are not exact.   There is an abundance of software using these algorithms, and in order to make decisions about the underlying problem we are solving, we need to understand the error and limitations in their approximations.   

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Students may collaborate on homework questions however, once you begin writing the version that you will submit, you may not longer collaborate on that problem.  In particular, each student will turn in their own work, use their own computer programs and there will be a penalty if students turn in the same work.

GRADING SCHEME:

Late Homework Policy:   Homework should be turned in on the date it is due, and unless there are extenuating circumstances, there is a 10% per day late penalty.

COMPUTING

Numerical experiments will be a significant portion of this course.  We will spend one day in the computer lab covering Matlab, however you are free to use different software. Some guidelines for handing in your computing homework:


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