CS/Math 4414: Issues in Scientific Computing - Spring 2015
Tue/Thu 3.30 - 4.45 MCB 204
"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers", R.
Instructor: Alexey Onufriev
Hours: Wed. 2-4 pm
GTA: Yao Zhang
Office: ask GTA
Office Hours: upon request
- 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 )
UNIX Basics. Each student submits 3 separate solutions via Scholar.
HW0. Fri Feb 6, 11 pm. INDIVIDUAL WORK. Submit via scholar
HW01. Tue Feb 17, 11 pm. INDIVIDUAL WORK. Submit via scholar
HW1. Due Tue, March 3, 11 pm. Students are encouraged to bounce ideas within their groups, but each student must submit his/her own work individually. Submit via scholar
HW2. GROUP WORK. Due Tue. Mar 31, 11 pm. Submit via scholar.
HW3. GROUP WORK. Due April 15, 11 pm. Submit via scholar.
HW4. INDIVIDUAL WORK. Due May 1, 11 pm. Submit via scholar.
Homework Solution Hints
HW01. Solution sketch.
HW1. Solution sketch.
HW2. Solution sketch.
HW4. Solution sketch.
Brief project info
What to present, when, and how
Final report template
Final report template files
AMBER tutorial. Due no later than one week after the mid-term progress report, but feel free to submit earlier. In fact, the sooner the better. This is part of the progress report, needed to get full points on it. Group work, but each student submits one printed report via Scholar