CS/Math 3414: Numerical Methods
Summer 2002
Instructor:
Dr. Cal Ribbens,
632 McBryde, ribbens@vt.edu,
Office Hours: MWF 11:00-12:00.
GTA: Satish Tadepalli,
stadepal@vt.edu,
Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:30, 133 McBryde.
What's New
- 2 July. The page of
scores has been updated to reflect the last grades.
Information, Links, Etc.
- Syllabus
- Course Schedule (subject to change!).
- Quiz Schedule and
3414
WebCT page where quizzes can be taken.
- If you are nervous about your background in
complexity analysis of algorithms (big-O notation, etc.), one
place to go is the old
CS1104 notes(!). See the "Efficiency
of Algorithms" link.
- Source code for most of the algorithms described in our textbook
is available here.
- Matlab
Primer.
- There is a class forum for 3414 that you are
welcome to use to communicate among yourselves. Ribbens and
Tadepalli will read it semi-regularly too. Go to the
CS Forums Homepage to get
yourself registered.
Homework Assignments
Lecture Notes, Examples, and Handouts
- Afterclass notes:
May
20,
21,
22,
23,
24,
28,
29,
31,
June
3,
4,
5,
6,
7,
10,
11,
12,
13,
17,
18,
19,
20,
21,
24.
- Miscellaneous examples and handouts:
- Examples of the need for numerical methods:
population dynamics
example, a second set of
examples.
- Example of the importance of
good algorithms in numerical computing
- Summary of floating
point representation and arithmetic.
- Linear algebra review
(pdf)
- An example
of using Matlab to do least squares approximation of
data (distributed in class on 5 June).
- Some lecture notes on methods for IVPs
(pdf), distributed
in class on 7 June.
And notes on BVPs
(pdf), distributed
in class on 12 June.
- Some lecture notes on simple quadrature rules
(pdf), distributed
in class on 13 June.
- Lecture notes on Gaussian elimination
(pdf), distributed
in class on 19 June.
CS 3414,
C. J. Ribbens,
6/12/2002