CSCI 4140/6140: Numerical Methods and Computing

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** Spring Semester 2007 ****
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** Syllabus ****
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**INSTRUCTOR:** Dr. Thiab R. Taha, e-mail: thiab@cs.uga.edu

**OFFICE:** Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center, Room 420

**OFFICE HOURS:** T, Th 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM, GSRC 420

**PREREQUISITE:** CSCI 1302 and MATH 2210/2210L, Co-requisite MATH 3000

**LECTURES:** M/06 & T,TH/75, GSRC 306/ Chemistry 553

**TOPICS COVERED:**

- Computer arithmetic and erros.
- Numerical solutions of nonlinear equations.
- Polynomial interpolation.
- Numerical differentiation and integration.
- Numerical solution of systems of linear equations.
- Initial and boundary value problems.
- System of ordinary differential equations.
- Spline functions.
- The method of least squares.

**TEXT:**

Numerical Mathematics and Computing (Fifth Edition) by Ward Cheney and David Kincaid

**SCOPE:**

The course will cover essentially Chapters 1-8, 10, 11, 14, 9, 12, Appendices
A, B, C, D from the text book; Mathematical software packages such as Matlab and Maple will be used during the course.

**HOMEWORK AND READING:**

Will be assigned to help you understand the material. Homework will be collected in lectures.

**GRADING:**

Hour tests, in class (2) 32%(Feb. 20, 2007 and April 17, 2007)
Final Exam 32%(3:30 - 6:30 pm, May 8, 2007)
Homeworks 36%

Graduate students will be asked to do extra problem(s) on the tests and
homeworks and/or a project.

**MAKE UP TESTS:** No make up tests.

Unexcused test absences result in a score of zero for the missing test. Excused absences
require extenuating circumstances and advance notice; the missing grade will be replaced
by the Final Exam grade.

**Note:** The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be
necessary.

**Academic Honesty: The Department Policy applies: see overleaf.
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