## Math 551 - Numerical Methods, Spring 2010, Tues. Thurs., 12:30-1:45, Jabara Hall Room 335.

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### The text is
"Numerical Computing with MATLAB" by Cleve B. Moler, SIAM 2004.
MATLAB is not a strict prerequisite for the class. However, you will be required
to write and run MATLAB code in the course. Previous experience with some scientific
programming language will be helpful. The first chapter of the text contains
a brief introduction to MATLAB. The approximate syllabus is to cover as much of the
text as possible.

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Lecture notes (typed in latex) are here available here and will be
updated frequently.

Some handwritten lecture notes (often following matreial in the books by C. F. Van Loan,
``Introduction to Scientific Computing" or A. Iserles, ``A First Course in the Numerical
Analysis of Differential Equations") from Spring 2008 will be posted here until
I get them typed into latex:

-----Notes for Chap 3 on splines.

-----Notes for Chap 4 on Picard and Newton iteration.

-----Some more supplementary notes for Chaps 3 and 6 on
interpolation,
quadrature, newton-cotes,
and gauss quad.

-----Notes for Chap 7 on Euler's method,
Runge-Kutta, and systems.

Some simple MATLAB mfiles from the lecture notes are available
here.