Department of Computer Science
CPSC 542g : Introduction to Numerical Methods
Instructor: Uri Ascher
Contact: ascher at cs.ubc.ca,
Office: CS/CICSR 223
Lectures time and place: MW 9:30-11:00, ICCS 206
First lecture: Wednesday, September 7
General course description
Tentative course outline
Grading scheme, consulting hours, etc.
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
supplementary material including matlab programs
When submitting an assignment, please ensure that (i) everything you expect the
marker to read is in the hardcopy, and (ii) your programs are submitted in one
zipped file per assignment to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please observe also the following:
Do not print out numbers with very long fractions unless specifically asked to
do so. For accuracy checking, print errors, not solution and approximate
solution values. To display data or solution
tendencies etc. use plots, not long lists of numbers.
The Matlab commad diary may come in handy when preparing an
type help diary .
When submitting programs, use separate files for separate Matlab functions,
then zip them into one file and name it with your name. Do not submit a file
named assn1.zip. In the zipped file include also a README file with your name
and student number.