Instructor: Robert Krasny, 4830 East Hall, (734)-763-3505, krasny@umich.edu

Time/Location: MWF 2-3pm, 1084 East Hall

course description

Homework

hw1 due: Mon Sept 21

hw2 due: Mon Oct 5

hw3 due: Wed Oct 21

hw4 due: Fri Oct 30 (computing project 1 due: Mon Nov 9)

hw5 due: Fri Nov 13

hw6 due: Wed Nov 25 (computing project 2 due: Wed Nov 25)

hw7 due: Mon Dec 7

hw8 due: Mon Dec 14

Lecture Notes

chapter 1 finite precision arithmetic

chapter 2 rootfinding

chapter 3 numerical linear algebra, boundary value problems

chapter 4 computing eigenvalues

chapter 5 polynomial approximation and interpolation

chapter 6 numerical integration

Exam Review Sheets

midterm exam final exam

notes on using MATLAB

Matlab resources for students

The Origins of Matlab, by Cleve Moler, December 2004

Interview with Peter Lax, AMS Notices, February 2006, "... the astonishing phenomenon of the interaction of solitons was discovered by numerical calculations ..."

Numerical Methods Resource Page

Disasters Attributable to Bad Computing, by Doug Arnold

Collection of Software Bugs, by Thomas Huckle

Student Data Form Form FAQ

Fellowships, Graduate Study, Internships

"You need the willingness to fail all the time. You have to generate many ideas and then you have to work very hard only to discover that they don't work. And you keep doing that over and over until you find one that does work." - John Backus, lead developer of Fortran

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