CS 3414

CS/Math 3414: Numerical Methods

Fall 2005

MWF 8:00 - 8:50am MCB 231 (lecture) and MCB 124 (lab)


Instructor: Layne T. Watson
e-mail: ltw@cs.vt.edu
Office: 630 McBryde
Phone: (540) 231-7540 (e-mail is the preferred method of communication; only call in an emergency.)
Office hours: MWF 11:10-12:00am, and by appointment if you cannot come at the posted times.

GTA: Ming Luo
e-mail: lming@vt.edu
Office: 2030 Torg
Office hours: 15:30-17:30, 18:30-20:00 T, Th; 9:00-11:00 M.

Check your grades by clicking on the "Grades" button below; log into blackboard and go to Tools->Check Grade.

The Lahey Fortran 95 compiler is now available (after logging in to rlogin.cslab.vt.edu) on fortran, see links below under Fortran 95. LAPACK, BLAS, and ftn90 are ready to be accessed and used.

Remember that homework is due at the beginning of class. It will be considered late otherwise. If you have questions about your homework (or homework grade), come see the GTA during her office hours.

The machines in McB 124 that have Mathematica on them (to ssh to, after logging in to rlogin.cslab.vt.edu) are: mango, fortran.

For all homeworks, turn in the Mathematica scripts/commands or Fortran 95 program you used to produce the results, the output, and answers to any questions in the assignment. You must use Mathematica or Fortran 95 to do all assignments. If using Mathematica, your solution should be a functional program rather than a C-like procedural program. If using Fortran 95, you should take advantage of the power of Fortran 95 syntax and intrinsic functions, and not simply recode a C++ solution in Fortran.

Miscellaneous Mathematica scripts from the class lectures.

The Mathematica macros for Householder reflections and the lab notebook from the lab on Householder reflections are available.


Hints and announcements regarding homework:

By popular demand, questions 2, 3, and 4 of Homework 9 are extra credit.






L. T. Watson <ltw@cs.vt.edu>