Course Schedule

week date topics materials
1 6,7 Sep Introduction to numerical methods
2 13,14 Sep Introduction to GNU Octave/MATLAB
Mathematical background
3 20,21 Sep Solving a nonlinear equation
4 27,28 Sep Solving a system of equations
5 4,5 Oct
6 11,12 Oct Function approximation, curve fitting, and interpolation
7 18,19 Oct
8 25,26 Oct Midterm exam
9 1,2 Nov Differentiation
10 8,9 Nov Integration
11 15,16 Nov Introduction to ODE (ordinary differential equations)
12 22,23 Nov ODE: Initial-Value Problems
13 29,30 Nov
14 6,7 Dec No classes
15 13,14 Dec ODE: Boundary-Value Problems
16 20,21 Dec Final exam