Fall 2013
Instructor: Uri Ascher
Contact: ascher at cs at ubc.ca, 604-822-4907
Office: CS/CICSR 223
TAs: Michael Wathen, Julie Nutini
Contact: mwathen at cs dot ubc.ca or jnutini at cs dot ubc.ca
TA office hour: T 10:-11:00, DLC. There will be an office hour Dec. 10.
Lectures time and place: MWF 11:00-11:50, DMP 301
First lecture: Wednesday, September 4
What is it about?
Implicit in many computer solutions of scientific problems are discrete approximations of continuous mathematical models. This course covers aspects of the construction and analysis of such approximations that are at the core of scientific computing. Topics studied include aspects of floating point computation, polynomial and spline interpolation, best approximations, Fourier transform, numerical differentiation and integration, and numerical initial value problems for ordinary differential equations.
Text
Uri Ascher and Chen Greif,
A First Course in Numerical Methods , SIAM, 2011.
This is an introductory textbook on numerical methods.
There is a copy of this book in the reading room, on the reserved course
material shelf.
Check also
errata
and
supplementary material including matlab programs
Lecture ``slides''
Assignments
Assignments are due in class on the day specified on the assignment.
If submitted in the following class then 20% will be shaved off the mark.
No assignments will be accepted later than that.
When submitting an assignment, please ensure that
Please observe also the following:
Midterm
One one-sided sheet of notes is allowed.
Final
There will be a TA office hour Tuesday, December 10, 10:00-11:00.
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