MATH 270B:
NUMERICAL
APPROXIMATION
AND
NONLINEAR
EQUATIONS
Instructor: Randolph E. Bank
Winter Quarter 2020

The class meets MWF, 3:003:50, AP&M 2402.

Grades for the letter grade (qualifying exam) option
are based on homework (25%),
and the final exam (75%).
Grades for the S/U option are based on homework (100%).

The final exam is Wednesday, March 18, 3:006:00.
Those taking the S/U option are exempt from the final exam.

Office hours are 2:003:00 Thursday, AP&M 5771.

The TA is Ziyan Zhu. His offfice hours are 9:0011:00 Monday,
AP&M 1121.

The textbook is
Numerical Mathematics by Alfio Quarteroni, Riccardo Sacco, and
Fausto Saleri. (Springer Texts in Applied Mathematics, Volume 37, ISBN
9783540346586)
Electronic Version
Final Exam Instructions
The final exam will be available for download on the homework page
and Gradescope
beginning 2:45 pm on Wednesday, March 18.
The exam is an open book exam. Upload a copy of
your completed exam on Gradescope by 6:15 pm on Wednesday.
Tentative Course Outline
Mathematics 270ABC will be divided into six blocks, each approximately
five weeks, surveying major topics in Numerical Analysis and
Scientific Computation.

Numerical Linear Algebra for Dense Matrices (270A)

Numerical Linear Algebra for Sparse Matrices (270A)

Nonlinear Equations and Optimization (270B)

Approximation Theory (270B)

Initial Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations (270C)

Two Point Boundary Value Problem for Ordinary Differential Equations (270C)
Click here for a more detailed syllabus for the
Numerical Analysis Qualifying Exam.
