Day  Topics  Material 
22Aug 

Ch. 1 
24Aug 

Ch. 2 
29Aug 

Ch. 2 
31Aug 

Ch. 3.2 
05Sep 

Ch. 3.4 
07Sep 
Secant Method 
Ch. 3.4 
12Sep 
Linear algebra review 
Ch. 4 
14Sep 
LU Decomposition (slides) 
Ch. 5.2 
19Sep 
Symmetric positive definite matrices and Cholesky decomposition 
Ch. 5.5 
21Sep 
Sparse matrices and the Thomas algorithm 
Ch. 5.6 
26Sep  Conditioning of linear systems  Ch. 5.8 
28Sep  Polynomial interpolation  Ch. 10.110.2 
3Oct 
Lagrange interpolation 
Ch. 10.3 
5Oct  Interpolation using Newton's divided differences  Ch. 10.4 
10Oct  Interpolation at Chebyshev points  Ch. 10.6 
12Oct 
Hermite interpolation 
Ch. 10.6 
17Oct  Cubic splines  Ch. 11.3 
19Oct 
Midterm review 
Ch. 11.4 
Due date  Problem set  Notes 
07SEPT2017  HW01  
21SEPT2017  HW02  solutions, 
06OCT2017  HW03  
20OCT2017  HW04  polyinterp.m 
03NOV2017  HW05  splineinterp.m, DotToDot.txt, rbffit.m, rbfval.m, topodata.mat 