CS3414 Afterclass Notes --- 20 May, 2002

After some preliminaries, we talked about three introductory topics:
  1. The term Numerical Methods, and its predecessor Numerical Analysis.

  2. Computational science: the source of most of the large problems that numerical methods are concerned with; some see this as a new paradigm, complementing the traditional modes of theory and experiment.

  3. Why is 3414 in the CS curriculum?