Course Schedule

week date topics materials
1 5,6 Sep Introduction to numerical methods
2 12,13 Sep Introduction to GNU Octave/MATLAB
Mathematical background
3 19,20 Sep Solving a nonlinear equation
4 26,27 Sep Solving a system of equations
5 3,4 Oct
6 10,11 Oct Function approximation, curve fitting, and interpolation
7 17,18 Oct
8 24,25 Oct Midterm exam
9 31 Oct,1 Nov Differentiation
10 7, 8 Nov Integration
11 14,15 Nov Introduction to ODE (ordinary differential equations)
12 21,22 Nov ODE: Initial-Value Problems
13 28,29 Nov
14 5,6 Dec ODE: Boundary-Value Problems
15 12,13 Dec More on numerical methods
16 19,20 Dec Final exam