NUMERICAL METHODS II (MATH 344) - Spring, 1998

Mei Q. Chen
Capers Hall 221B
E-mail: chenm
Phone: 953-7896 (office), 577-9868 (home)

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Course Goals: It is the intent of this course to introduce you to the algorithms and methods that are commonly used in solving systems of linear equations, eigenvalue and eigenvector problems, and initial-value and boundary-value problems for ordinary differential equations. Methods are emphasized as much as their algorithmic aspects. You will implement these algorithms to solve various problems using the 4th generation programming language MatLab.
Textbook: Numerical Methods for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering by John H. Mathews

Course Content: Section 3.7, 9.1-9.9, 10.1-10.3, 11.1-11.4. See the tentative course outline for details.

Grading: It is based on homework assignments, MatLab projects, two hour exams, and a comprehensive final exam.
The mathematical software MatLab will be an important and useful tool for this course. Handouts and tutorials on MatLab:
Programming in MatLab is very easy to learn and you will appreciate its simplicity and usefulness. The software is installed under CITNOV1 Programs and the DEC Server macs02. A copy of the Users' Guide is placed in DEC LAB (CA 210). Please let me know whenever you need any assistance.

Office Hours: 9:00am-9:50pm MTWF 2:00pm-3:00pm M and 2:00pm-4:00pm W or by appointment at any time. I will be working in Math Lab (CA207) at 7-9:30pm on Tuesday.

Homework Assignments click here to see the assignments.
MatLab Projects
Q&A Archive: It contains answers and discussions to the questions submitted by email. Please email your questions about the course to me at
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Last updated: 14 January 1998.