Course Schedule

week date topics materials
1 29,31 Aug Introduction to numerical methods
2 5,7 Sep Introduction to GNU Octave/MATLAB
Mathematical background
Solving a nonlinear equation
3 12,14 Sep Out of town
4 19,21 Sep Solving a system of equations
5 26,28 Sep Function approximation, curve fitting, and interpolation
6 3,5 Oct Differentiation
7 10,12 Oct Integration
8 17,19 Oct Midterm exam
9 24,26 Oct Introduction to ODE (ordinary differential equations)
10 31 Oct,2 Nov ODE: Initial-Value Problems
11 7,9 Nov
12 14,16 Nov ODE: Boundary-Value Problems
13 21,23 Nov
14 28,30 Nov More on numerical methods
15 5,7 Dec
16 12,14 Dec Final exam