This is the first half of a one-year sequence courses that introduce you to the wonderland of numerical analysis.

- General syllabus about this one-year sequence includes the following subjects (not necessarily in order.)
- The emphasis in MA427 will be on the nonlinear problems, whereas the emphasis in MA428 will be on the linear problems.
- So that you can see the full spectrum of computational techniques, it is strongly recommended that you take the full year course.

**Reading
materials:**

- Text book
**:**My own lecture notes by subjects for this course are available on line. - The following books are good references for this subject:
**Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Third Edition,**Stoer and Bulirschs.**Numerical Analysis,**L. Ridgway Scott.**Numerical Analysis, 2**Tim Sauer.^{nd}Edition,

**Some
useful tools:**

- MATLAB Primer: A good staring point for learning MATLAB
- Unix Reference
Desk
- Netlib: Numerical Analysis Library Network (Lots of library routines)
- AMS: American Mathematical Society (Math Review on line)
- NCSU Library: Enter it with an awesome heart and a humble attitude; out of it with a learned mind.
- Encyclopedia s and Dictionaries: Who says a mathematician doesn't need these?
- RBC: Something good for your souls

**Grading
Policy:**

**final grade= (30% homework) + (50% projects) + (20% final exam)**- Homework and final exam are to be completed by individuals.
- Homework will be assigned intermittently.
- Final exam is an in-class, 3-hour, comprehensive test on all subjects and is scheduled on Wednesday, 12/09/2015 at 8:00-11:00 AM.
- Projects may be worked on and turned in by study groups of up to 2 people per group.
- All group members receive the same grade.
- Projects are related to skills learned in class, but most topics require additional endeavors to investigate new territories.
- Project papers require specific format. All reports and figures must be computer generated.