AMSC/CMSC 460, Section 0101, Fall 2014 (Harland Glaz)
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Course Title: Computational Methods
Instructor: Prof. Harland Glaz
Instructor Info: MTH 4405 ; 301.405.5470
Instructor Email: hmg AT math DOT umd DOT edu
Classroom: MTH 0304
Time: TuTh 12:30 - 1:45
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:The official Math Dept. course
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AMSC 460 SYLLABUSPREREQUISITES: Math 240 and Math 241; CMSC 106
COURSE DESCRIPTION: We cover
Floating Point arithmetic
and numerical methods for solving
Nonlinear equations and nonlinear systems
Linear systems (square) and Linear Least Squares
ODE's (scalar and systems)
and (time permitting) numerical methods for solving
Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) using FFT
We will use TWO texts --
Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation
of Algorithms, Anne Greenbaum and Timothy P. Chartier,
Princeton University Press, 2012, ISBN: 978-0691151229.
Textbook Web Site Textbook (required):
Numerical Computing with MATLAB, Cleve Moler,
Textbook Web Site
where you can download the entire text AND the m-files;
SIAM link to order hardcopy (recommended), REFERENCES:
An Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Endre Suli and David F.
Mayers, Cambridge University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0521007948.
Numerical Mathematics and Computing, Ward Cheney and David Kincaid,
Thomson Brooks-Cole, 2008, ISBN 978-0-495-11475-8.
Numerical Methods and Software, David Kahaner, Cleve Moler and
Stephen Nash, Prentice Hall, 1988, ISBN 978-0136272588.
The ELMS/CANVAS site will contain this syllabus, HW assignments (and solutions),
Midterm Exams (and solutions); also, any other reading or similar material will be posted there.
The class EMAIL REFLECTOR will be used frequently; it is an IMPORTANT responsibility for
each student to insure that the e-mail address listed on Testudo
(from which the reflector is constructed) is updated to one that you read daily.
MATLAB will be used in every HW assignment.
It is assumed that you know MATLAB at the level it is used in lower level
Math Department courses (e.g., Math 246).
Homework and Quizzes - 35%
Three (in-class) MIDTERM EXAMS - 30%
FINAL EXAM - 35%
Midterm #1 - Thursday, October 02
Midterm #2 - Thursday, November 06
Midterm #3 - Tuesday, December 09
FINAL EXAM -- Friday, December 19, 2014 ; 1:30 -- 3:30 PM