CS/Math 4414: Issues in Scientific Computing - Spring 2013
Tue/Thu 11.00 - 12.15 RAND 318
"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers", R.
Instructor: Alexey Onufriev
Hours: Wed. 2-4 pm
GTA: Yao Zhang
Office: MCB 106
Office Hours: Fri. 9-11 am
- Numerical Mathematics and Computing, Cheney & Kincaid (the basics of numerical methods, a refresher course )
- Computational Physics: Problem Solving with Computers, Rubin H. Landau, Manuel J. Páez and Cristian C. Bordeianu (an intro text with lots of examples worked out in detail. Scientific computing focused on the problem, rather than method )
- Numerical Recipes in C (or C++), W. H. Press, et al. (The bible
of scientific computing for those who approach the subject from the application perspective, i.e. physicists, chemists, etc. )
- The beginner's guide to Mathematica, J. Glynn et al. (A really good, albeit somewhat dated, intro into Mathematica. Lots of cool, easy to follow and non-trivial examples ).
- Introduction to UNIX, D. Schwartz . (A nice thin book with lots of detailed examples. Perfect for those not on first name basis with UNIX )
Homework Solution Hints
Extra credit 1
HW1. Solution sketch.
HW2. Solution sketch.
HW4. Solution sketch.
Brief projects info
What to present, when, and how
Final report template
Final report template files
Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations
- Brainstorming results due in class the week of Feb 26.
- Mid-term progress reports due in class the week of April 8. Same
presentation order as the first time
- Project Stage II Evaluations
- Final report: see "what to present, when and how", above. Submit via
VT Scholar. No late submissions under any circumstance.