MATH/CSCI:352:S1 Numerical Analysis Fall, 2016
Syllabus 2nd 7 weeks
Instructor: Kenneth Brakke
Office: 308 Fisher Hall
Office phone: 4466
Email: brakke@susqu.edu
Office hours: 3:00 - 4:00 MWF, 9:00 - 11:00 TTh officially.
I am usually in my office 8:30 to 5:00 except for lunch
and my other classes (8:45-9:50 MWF and 11:15-12:20 MWF).
You can also make an appointment.
Text: None. There will be handouts and internet readings.
But if you want a book to help you out, my favorite is the classic
Introduction to Numerical Analysis, 3rd ed. by Stoer and Bulirsch
Software: Mostly we will be using the mathematics program MatLab,
which is available to all on the campus network.
Course goals: This is a continuation of Numerical Computing, but including
topics in sophomore-level mathematics and with more emphasis on
theoretical results. The theme will be multi-variable problems, as
compared to the single-variable problems of Numerical Computing.
We will do numerical linear algebra( matrix computations, determinants,
solving linear systems, eigenvalues, eigenvectors), multi-variable
interpolation, multivariable root-finding and maximum and minimum,
multivariable numerical integration, and differential equations.
Grading: Homework 100 points
Midterm 100 points
Final exam 150 points comprehensive
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Total 350 points
The exact correspondence between points and letter grades will be determined
at the end of the semester. It is usually close to the traditional 90-80-70-60
cutoffs, but I reserve the right to modify it.
Homework is due daily at the start of class, and will be graded. Late homework
will get half credit, unless previous arrangements have been made (i.e. tell
me when you are going to miss class for some excellent reason, or email me
when you are too sick to come to class).
When submitting assignments by email,
1. The subject line should clearly state the assignment number.
2. Each assignment must be a separate email.
If you are emailing me about a question, the subject line should say that
you have a question, so that I will read it immediately and not just stick
it in a folder for later grading.
Roll will not be taken, but frequent absences will be noticed.
You are still subject to the attendence policy in the Student Handbook.
Policy on cheating: Don't. Studying together to understand the material
is fine, but the work you hand in is to be your own. See the Student
Handbook statement on academic honesty.