Special Topics: Numerical Methods

Math 430
Spring 2012

Instructor:
Tsvetanka Sendova
Time and Place:
MWF 4:00 -- 4:50 pm in Pfeiffer Science Room 100
E-mail:
tsendova@bennett.edu
Office:
Pfeiffer Science 104
Office Phone:
(336) 517-2377
Office Hours:
TR 2:30-5:00PM and by appointment


Textbook: A Friendly Introduction to Numerical Analysis, by Brian Bradie, ISBN 978-0-130-13054-9.
Class information: Syllabus

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  • Homework and Labs #
    Assignment
    Due Date
    Lab #1 Algorithm for approximating the square root of a real number a
    (Assigned in class and e-mail sent on Jan 13.)
    Report and Raw data from Matlab
    Friday, January 20
    HW #1 1.2 -- 1a,b, 2a,b, 3, 6, (14, 16 - bonus) Friday, January 27
    HW #2 1.3 -- 1a,c,d, 15 Friday, February 3
    Lab #2 Lab 2 Monday, February 6
    HW #3 Ch. 3/ p.66 in pdf -- 1a, 3 Friday, February 17
    Lab #3 Lab 3 Friday, February 17
    HW #4 Ch. 3/ p.66 in pdf -- 1b, 2 Friday, February 24
    Lab #4 Ch. 3/ p.68 in pdf -- 1, 2
    Use the routine presented in class.
    Add comments to the code to explain what each line of the code is doing.
    Friday, February 24
    Lab #5 Construct a routine which uses linear regression to find the best linear function which fits a given data set.
    Use the routine the routine to solve the following problem:
    5.8 -- 4/p.426 - textbook
    Friday, March 2
    HW #5 Ch. 4/ p.87 in pdf -- 1a, 2 Monday, March 19
    Lab #6 Ch. 4/ p.88 in pdf -- 1 (AL,AL--a; MA-P,CB--b, MN,AJ--c)
    Submit a printed version of the report, including the indicated graph,
    table similar to Table 4.3, and your code.
    Monday, March 19
    HW #6 Ch. 5/ p.100 in pdf -- 1, 2a,b Friday, March 30
    Lab #7 Ch. 5/ p.102 in pdf -- 1, 2
    Clearly report the required approximation values in full sentences
    or in the form of a table. Submit together with your code.
    Monday, April 2
    HW #7 Ch. 5/ p.100 in pdf -- 2c, 3, 5a, 6 Monday, April 9
    HW #8 7.2 -- 1-6/p.558 (1-C.B., ..., 6-M.N.) Monday, April 16
    Lab #8 7.2 -- recreate examples 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 for the functions presented in class.
    Submit your Matlab code, together with the 4 corresponding tables.
    What do these numerical experiments tell you about the global error
    Associated with Euler's method?
    Friday, April 20
    HW #9 7.4 -- 4,7/p.580 (a-M.N., ..., f-C.B.) Wednesday, April 25