MA427: Introduction to Numerical Analysis I
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
- The emphasis in MA427 will
be on the nonlinear problems, whereas the emphasis in MA428 will be on the
- So that you can see the
full spectrum of computational techniques, it is strongly recommended that
you take the full year course.
- 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
Analysis, L. Ridgway Scott.
Analysis, 2nd Edition, Tim Sauer.
- 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