Professor Peter J. Olver School of Mathematics Institute of Technology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 |
540 Vincent Hall Phone: 612-624-5534 Fax: 612-626-2017 e-mail: olver@math.umn.edu http://www.math.umn.edu/~olver |

Lectures:
MWF 1:25 - 2:15, Vincent Hall 2 | |

Office Hours:
M 10:00-11:00, 2:30-3:30, F 10:00-11:00, or by appointment |

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First Midterm: **
Monday, October 14

- Will cover chapters 1, 2, 6.
- You will be allowed to use one 8" x 11" sheet of notes.

- Will cover chapters 7, 10, 3.
- You will be allowed to use one 8" x 11" sheet of notes.

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Final Exam:
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Take Home, to be handed out on Wednesday, December 11 and due on December 18 at 3:00 pm.

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Course Description:
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Math 5485-6 is a basic introduction to numerical methods. I will cover
most of the material in the text, but not in the same order. Fall
semester will cover solution of equations and systems, numerical linear algebra,
interpolation and approximation. Spring semester will continue, and include numerical
differentiation, solution of ordinary differential equations, boundary value problems and
partial differential equations, including Fourier methods and finite elements.

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Text:
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R.L. Burden and J.D. Faires, *Numerical Analysis*, Seventh Edition.

We will cover, in order, chapters 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 3, 8 in the first semester.

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Homework:
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Each assignment will consist of problems from the text, together
with one or more computer projects. Assignments handed out on a Wednesday will
be due the following Wednesday.

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Computer Projects:
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I will be introducing and using the numerical and graphing package
Matlab to illustrate many of the
concepts and calculations. Students will be expected to learn the basics of
Matlab. Some class sessions will meet in the IT computer lab in Lind 24; dates will be
announced in advance. You will need an IT computer account with unix to log on to the lab
computers. The computer projects are expected to be programmed in Matlab. However, neither
the professor nor the grader will be expected to read computer code or be responsible for
debugging! The final output must be in easily readable form, and the grade will depend on
presentation and neatness as well as mathematical correctness. Unintelligible outputs will
receive no credit.

- Basic Introduction to Matlab: ps pdf
- Use the unix command module add math/matlab/v.6.1 to install Matlab in your account
- The Matlab programs Burden and Faires from are stored in the directory /class/math5485/matlab
- Description of the Burden and Faires Matlab programs: pdf
- Matlab Programs

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Hour Exams:
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There will be two midterm exams; the date and chapters covered will be
announced in due course. Make-up exams will only be given in
exceptional circumstances, and then only when notice is given to me before hand and
a suitable written excuse forthcoming.

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Grading:
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- Homework 20%
- Computer Projects 20%
- Hour Exams 15% each
- Final Exam 30%

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Incompletes:
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Only given in extreme circumstances, and only when the student has satisfactorily
completed all but a small portion of the work in the course. Students **must**
make prior arrangements with the professor well before the end of the quarter.

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Grading Standards and Student Conduct:
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Students are expected to be familiar with University of Minnesota policies on
grading standards and
student
conduct, including the consequences for students who violate standards of academic
honesty.

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