Instructor: Randolph E. Bank

Winter Quarter 2020

  • The class meets MWF, 3:00-3:50, 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, 3:00-6:00. Those taking the S/U option are exempt from the final exam.
  • Office hours are 2:00-3:00 Thursday, AP&M 5771.
  • The TA is Ziyan Zhu. His offfice hours are 9:00-11:00 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 978-3-540-34658-6) 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.

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