CS-3414/MATH-3414: Numerical Methods - Spring 2017

Tue/Thu 3:30 - 4:45pm McBryde Hall 238

"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers", R. H. Hamming

Instructor:       Dr. Igor S Tolokh
Office:               2160D Torgersen Hall
Phone:              (540)231-6567
Email:               itolokh AT vt.edu
Office Hours:   Wed. 2-5 pm

TA:                    David Atkinson
Office:               McBryde 106
Email:               davidja AT vt.edu
Office Hours:   Wed/Fri 1-3 pm

TA:                    Sieu Tran
Office:               McBryde 106, by appointment
Email:               tsieu95 AT vt.edu
Office Hours:   by appointment

Text Books:

Submit homework and extra credit via Canvas
Intro Lecture
Machine arithmetic and associated errors Homework Problem Set 1. DUE: Thu, Feb 2, 11 pm.   PDF ;     Solutions to Homework 1
Tylor series in numerical computations Homework Project 2. DUE: Feb 10, 11 pm.   PDF;     Solutions to Homework Project 2   Solutions to Quiz 1
Roots of equations Quiz2   Solutions to Quiz 2
Optimization basics Homework Project 3. DUE: Mar 22, 11 pm   PDF; Example Mathematica code Solutions to Homework Project 3.
Interpolation Homework Project 4. DUE: Apr 5 (Wed), 11 pm.   PDFSolution Highlights for Homework Project 4
Least squares Homework Project 5. DUE: Apr 14 (Fri), 11 pm.   PDF   Historic Data.   The Future. Solution Highlights for Homework Project 5
Systems of linear equations Homework Project 6. DUE: Apr 25, 11 pm.   PDF Solution sketches for Homework Project 6.   Solutions to Quiz 4
Intro into "real world" numerical packages
Effective programming practices.
Basics of Mathematical Modeling
Ordinary differential equations Homework Fun Project 7. Explore on your own, it's fun. Will count as extra credit, DUE TBA, 11 pm.   PDF
Advanced topics

Exam and quiz prep:
  • Midterm example problems
  • Solutions to Midterm example problems
  • Beyond Midterm: example problems
  • Solutions to "Beyond Midterm" example problems
    Midtem and solutions:
  • Midterm solutions
    Extra Credit Projects. Due no later than 2 weeks (Apr 23) before the final. POLICY ON PROJECTS. read this first.

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