Fall 2017 Numerical Analysis Math 5070

The purpose of computation is insight, not numbers. --- Richard Hamming.

*Instructor : Niloufer Mackey   (nil.mackey AT wmich DOT edu)
*Office:   6618 Everett.   Phone:  269-387-4594 
*Office Hrs: MF: 10 - 11 a.m.   W: 2 - 4 p.m.     You may also see me by appointment, if you cannot make it to scheduled office hours. Note that right before class is definitely not a good time to see me.
*Class Time: TR 11 - 12:15 p.m., Rood 3307.
*Prerequisite: Differential Equations and Linear algebra (Math 3740) and programming experience in C or FORTRAN.

*Texts:  Those published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and available at a 30% discount to SIAM members. If you are not a member, then become one. There is no charge for students, as WMU is an institutional member of SIAM. Graduate students can enroll directly at the SIAM website. Undergraduate students should send me email containing your name, shipping address and email address, so that I can nominate you for free membership.

*Software: MATLAB, The MathWorks. Available in the College of Arts and Sciences Computer Lab, 3rd Floor, Rood Hall. For lab hours see http://www.wmich.edu/arts-sciences/technology/lab-hours. On your home computer you may use the freely available Matlab clone, GNU Octave. See http://www.octave.org/ for more details. Binaries for Linux and Windows are available.

*MATLAB    Workshop I     Workshop II

*Class Policies

*Homework: Mix of pencil and paper problems and computer projects. Submissions must follow these guidelines.

* Exams: Midterm (Oct 19, approximate date) and a cumulative Final (Wed 13 Dec, 10:15 - 12:15 p.m.).

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