Math 5334, Spring 2009
Numerical Analysis for Scientists & Engineers
Contact information for the professor:
- Phone: 806-742-2580 ext.264
- Office: Math 217
- Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Math 113
- Stop by MA 217:
You should always feel free to stop by if I am in my office. (But if it is
not during office hours and I am in the middle of something, I may have to ask
you to come back at another time.)
We'll have two primary textbooks for the course:
I will present material mostly in the order given in the Moler book. But will
switch back on for on which book I'm following most closely for each topic.
I will also assume that you have access to Matlab. You can access Matlab with
your eRaider ID in the two math department labs (009 and 113). You can also
purchase Student Matlab from the university bookstore. You may also have
access to Matlab in your department.
- 5/1/09: HW5 solutions are posted below.
- 4/29/09: As you know, you will be presenting your project
talks and turning in your reports during our final exam period
this Saturday, 5/2, from 10:30 to
- As I mentioned in class, if you are working individually, you
have about 10 minutes for your presentation. If you are working in
a group, your group has about 15 minutes to present. Each member
of the group should present part of the talk.
- Note that 10 and 15 minute talks will leave us almost no
transition time between talks. So please aim your presentation to
be a little shorter (say 8 and 13 minutes). I am also looking into
reserving room 113 across the hall in case we run over by a little
- I will either pick the speaking order at random or will take
volunteers to speak. If you have another exam after our exam
period, please let me know so that I can have you speak
early. Otherwise, I request that everyone plan to stay for
the entire period. Part of the point is hearing about what your fellow
students have worked on. And, as at a conference, it is only
polite to stay through the entire session in which you are
speaking and give your attention to your colleagues and classmates.
- To facilitate faster transitions between talks, I would like
to have all of the talks on my laptop.
Please send me your
presentation (in pdf format) by 8:00 a.m. Saturday so
I can have them all loaded onto my laptop.
- For the written report, this will be a more detailed summary
of what you have learned about in your project. There is no strict
page length. I would be surprised if your report didn't need at
least 5 pages, and I would be surprised if it needed more than
20. But you should use the number of pages needed to convey the
material. Please bring a hard copy of your report to the "final
exam" and also email me any Matlab code you have written for your
project. Please send your code by midnight Saturday.
- Office hours: I will have regular office hours Friday from 11
to 12. If you need to talk with me and can't make that time, please
feel free to email and set up a time. If you would like to talk
about anything after 5/2, feel free to stop by if you see me in the
office or to call or email for an appointment. I can easily meet if
you like, but I won't have scheduled office hours after our "final
exam" is finished.
- Previous Announcements
Here are a few resources for background information and other treatments of
some of the topics we will cover.
- Matlab Resources
- Numerical Analysis Resources
- Background material for linear algebra, etc.
| Assignment || Due Date
|| Problems || Solutions
|| Friday, 1/16
| Moler: 1.33, 1.34, 1.38, 1.40
Read rest of chapter 1 in
Moler and start reading "Crash Course"
(esp. if you are unfamiliar with
| Moler: 2.3, 2.5, 2.8, 2.11, 2.19
B & F: 6.1 1, 4; 7.1 5
Read Moler Chapter 2, B&F 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
| Moler: 3.3, 3.4, 3.8, 4.2 (skip part a), 4.14
B & F: 6.1 #4; 7.1 #5, 2.2 #6
Read Moler Chapter 3 and B&F 2.1 &ndash 2.4
| Moler: 5.4, 5.5, 5.12
B & F: 10.2 #2, #7; 10.3 #4
Read Moler Chapter 5 and B&F 10.1 &ndash 10.3
For this week, read Moler Chapter 6
|| Thursday, 4/2
| Moler: 6.6, 6.21, 7.1, 7.4, 7.7
B & F: 11.3 #3(a), 11.4 #1
Read Moler Chapters 6 and 7, and B&F Chapter 11.
|| Thursday, 4/16
| Moler: 8.1, 8.9, 10.1, 10.12
Read Moler Chapters 8 and 10
Last updated: 6/5/2009
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