Course Schedule

week date topics materials
1 3,6 Sep Introduction to numerical methods
2 10,13 Sep Introduction to GNU Octave/MATLAB
Mathematical background
Solving a nonlinear equation
3 17,20 Sep Solving a system of equations
4 24,27 Sep Function approximation, curve fitting, and interpolation
5 1,4 Oct Differentiation
6 8,11 Oct Integration
7 15,18 Oct Introduction to ODE (ordinary differential equations)
8 22,25 Oct Midterm exam
9 29 Oct, 1 Nov ODE: Initial-Value Problems
10 5,8 Nov
11 12,15 Nov ODE: Boundary-Value Problems
12 19,22 Nov Out of town for the conference SIGGRAPH ASIA
13 26,29 Nov
14 3,6 Dec More on numerical methods
15 10,13 Dec
16 17,20 Dec Final exam