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Final Exam Guide, CPSC 303, Spring 2020
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The default time to take the final
exam is the scheduled time, Thursday, April 16, 79:30pm
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Examinable Material (Course Coverage) 

Textbook by Ascher and Greif:
Chapter 10: all.
Chapter 11: Sections 13.
We have used material before Chapter 10 as needed, including
material regarding roundoff errors, pnorms, matrix pnorms,
and matrix pcondition numbers.
In the abbreviated version of this course after March 13, we
only studied the Heat Equation (in Homeworks 7 and 8), briefly
mentioned in Chapter 16, and which draws on a few formulas
in Chapter 14. We entirely omitted ODE's.

The handouts:

CPSC 303: Recurrence Relations and Finite Precision
(omit Section 7).

CPSC 303: What the Condition Number Does and Does Not Tell Us
(the entire article).

CPSC 303: Normal and Subnormal Numbers in Double Precision
(the entire article).

CPSC 303: Remarks on Divided Differences
(omit Section 1.1).

CPSC 303: Energy in Cubic Splines, Power Series as Algorithms,
and the Initial Value Problem
(omit Sections 5,6); on April 13 I modified the notation to use x_i's
instead of t_i's to follow the notation in Section 11.3 of the textbook [A&G].

The homework AND SOLUTIONS has some new material, especially Homework 7 and 8;
from Homework 8 we omit Sections 79.
Homework 1;
solutions.
Homework 2;
solutions.
Homework 3;
solutions.
Homework 4;
solutions.
Homework 5;
solutions.
Homework 6;
solutions.
Homework 7;
solutions.
Homework 8;
solutions.

Practice Problems for Material Past the Midterm 
Here are some
practice problems for the final exam
with some
brief solutions
[both last modified April 15, 3:18pm, typos on 1(l)(n)];
these problems are
meant to be representative, not exhaustive; their focus is the
material covered after the midterm.
These problems
begin with a review about some important formulas
relating to the material after March 13.

Materials from the Midterm 
Here are
solutions to the midterm.
The following midterm practice sets were given:
Set 1 and
brief solutions to some problems;
Set 2 and
brief solutions to some problems;
Set 3;
brief solutions to some problems;

