V22.0421-001

Numerical Computing

Prof. Marsha Berger

Tues/Thurs 9:30 a.m.-10:45 p.m.

Warren Weaver Hall, Room 101


Basic Course Information:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

What makes numerical computing different from the computing you've done before? How do you
know if you can trust your answers? We will answer those questions through the study of
several applications in science and engineering.

CLASS MAILING LIST

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BASIC INFORMATION

TEXTBOOKS: Scientific Computing
by Michael Heath
Numerical Computing with IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic
by Michael Overton
EXAMINATIONS: 
HOMEWORK:  There will be  6-8 homeworks/programs throughout the semester (~30%)
LAST DAY OF CLASSES:  May 1, 2006
LAST DROP DATE w/o W  Feb. 6, 2006
LAST DROP DATE with W
March 27, 2006
FINAL EXAM:  Thursday, May 4, 8:00 AM- 10:00.
PROFESSOR  INFO:
WWH 1130,   (212) 998-3305,   Hours: immediately after class or drop by.
email: berger@cs.nyu.edu

Homework/Programming Assignments:

Jan. 17, 2006
Warmup programming assignment: due next class
 Jan. 24, 2006

Tiny programming assignment and some Written Homework.: due next two classes
 Jan. 26, 2006
Written Homework 3.: due next class
 Feb. 7, 2006
Written Homework 4.: due next class
 Feb. 9, 2006
Programming Assignment 4.: due in 1 week
 Feb. 21, 2006
Short Assignment 5.: due NEXT class
 March 1, 2006
Matlab Programming Assignment 6.: due Tuesday, March 7
 March 21, 2006
Written Homework 7.: due Tues.,March 28
 March 29, 2006
Programming Assignment 8.: due Thurs.,April 7
 April 25, 2006
Written AND Programming Assignment 9.: due Tues.,April 25

In-Class Test

Matlab Programs

Matlab Tutorials

Reading Assignments:

Jan. 17, 2006
Notes on Scientific Computing (Chap. 1) (roughly corresponds to Heath chap. 1)
Chapter 3 in Overton's text (mostly review)
Jan. 19, 2006
Chapters 4-6 in Overton's text
Jan. 23, 2006
Chapters 7,10,11, in Overton's text. (Read Conclusions chapter for fun)
Chapter 2, Heath text.
Chapter 7, Heath text.
March 9, 2006
Moler notes on FFT
Chapter 8, Heath text.
Chapter 5, Heath text.
pp. 270--275 in Chap. 6, Heath text.
pp. 382--401 in Chap. 9, Heath text.