University of California at Berkeley
Mathematics 128A, Section 3: Spring 2002
After the Spring break, the homework assignments are handed out and collected on Tuesday.
Note the change in the final exam schedule.
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This course introduces students to numerical methods for solving mathematical problems. Numerical analysis deals with computational problems involving continuous functions of real and complex variables.
The intended syllabus includes:
Using programming assignments, students will acquire experience with solving numerical analysis problems on a computer. There will be an in-class midterm and a final exam.
Burden and Faires, Numerical Analysis, 7th edition, Brooks/Cole, 2001, ISBN: 0-534-38216-9.
Fixed-Point Iteration (+ Mathematica notebook)
Polynomial Interpolation (+ Mathematica notebook)
Chebyshev Polynomials (+ Mathematica notebook)
Bezier Curves (+ Mathematica notebook)
Midterm Sample Questions
Final Sample Questions
Assignment 1: Computer Arithmetics
Due: Thursday, January 31
Assignment 2: Nonlinear Equations: Bisection and Regula Falsi
Due: Thursday, February 7
Assignment 3: Nonlinear Equations: Newton, Steffensen, and Others
Due: Thursday, February 14
Assignment 4: Interpolation: Polynomial Interpolation
Due: Thursday, February 21
Assignment 5: Interpolation: Polynomial Interpolation 2
Due: Thursday, February 28
Assignment 6: Interpolation: Spline Interpolation
Due: Thursday, March 7
Assignment 7: Approximation: Polynomial Approximation
Due: Thursday, March 21
Assignment 8: Numerical Differentiation
Due: Tuesday, April 9
Assignment 9: Numerical Integration
Due: Thursday, April 18
Assignment 10: Ordinary Differential Equations: One-Step Methods
Due: Tuesday, April 23
Assignment 11: Ordinary Differential Equations: Multistep Methods
Due: Tuesday, April 30
Assignment 12: Systems of Linear Equations
Due: Tuesday, May 14
Alternate exam time will be offered for students taking courses with conflicting exam periods.
40% homework assignments; 20% midterm; 40% final exam
Weekly assignments are due in class. Late homework is not permitted. Your two lowest homework grades will be dropped to allow for missed assignments.
Last updated: Wed May 15 14:33:46 PDT 2002.