Math 371, Winter 2013, Numerical Methods for Engineers

schedule for final exam period

Wednesday, 4/24, office hour at 3-4pm (RK, 4830 EH)
Thursday, 4/25, review class at 12-1pm in 2866 East Hall (LW)
Friday, 4/26, office hour at 10am-12pm (LW, 4823 EH); office hour at 3-4pm (RK, 4830 EH)
Monday, 4/29, office hour at 10am-12pm (LW, 4823 EH); review class at 3-4pm in 1060 East Hall (RK)

Section 1: TuTh 12-1:30pm, 2166 Dow
Instructor: Robert Krasny, 4830 East Hall, (734)-763-3505,

Section 2: TuTh 12-1:30pm, 1003 EECS
Instructor: Li Wang, 4823 East Hall, (734)-763-1181,

course description
lecture notes
chapter 1 finite precision arithmetic
chapter 2 root-finding
chapter 3 numerical linear algebra and boundary value problems
chapter 4 computing eigenvalues
chapter 5 polynomial approximation and interpolation
chapter 6 numerical integration
chapter 7 time-dependent differential equations
hw1 due: Tues Jan 22
hw2 due: Tues Jan 29
hw3 due: Thurs Feb 7
hw4 due: Tues Feb 19
hw5 due: Thurs March 14
hw6 due: Thurs March 21
hw7 due: Tues April 2
hw8 due: Tues April 9
hw9 due: Tues April 23
exam review sheets
midterm exam : review sheet problems, solutions
final exam: review sheet problems, solutions
notes on using MATLAB
Matlab resources for students
Matlab Academy
The Origins of Matlab, by Cleve Moler, December 2004
Interview with Peter Lax, AMS Notices, February 2006, "... the astonishing phenomenon of the interaction of solitons was discovered by numerical calculations ..."
Germund Dahlquist
Numerical Methods Resource Page
Disasters Attributable to Bad Computing, by Doug Arnold
Collection of Software Bugs, by Thomas Huckle
Student Data Form Form FAQ
Fellowships, Graduate Study, Internships
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