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


OFFICE: 

MG 218B 
PHONE: 

4262432 
EMAIL: 

jmead@boisestate.edu 
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OFFICE HOURS: 

9:4010:30 MWF, and by appointment 
CLASS MEETINGS: 

8:409:30 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 14, 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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