Course Schedule

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