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Numerical Analysis and Computing


To expose the student to the development, application, and analysis of basic numerical algorithms.

01:640:152; 01:640:250. Credit not given for this course and 01:640:373.
- A grade below a "C" in a prerequisite course will not satisfy that prerequisite requirement.
Solution of non-linear equations
Solution of linear algebraic systems
Approximation, interpolation
Numerical differentiation and integration
Solution of ordinary differential equations
Expected Work: 

Textbook assignments, some programs

1 or 2 hourlies, Final Exam
Learning Goals: 
Computer Science majors ...
  • will be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing field by acquiring a thorough grounding in the core principles and foundations of computer science (e.g., techniques of program design, creation, and testing; key aspects of computer hardware; algorithmic principles).
  • will acquire a deeper understanding on (elective) topics of more specialized interest, and be able to critically review, assess, and communicate current developments in the field.
  • will be prepared for the next step in their careers, for example, by having done a research project (for those headed to graduate school), a programming project (for those going into the software industry), or some sort of business plan (for those going into startups).