Professor Peter J. Olver School of Mathematics Institute of Technology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 |
Vincent Hall 540 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, Mechanical Engineering 102 | |

Office Hours:
Monday 2:30-3:30, Friday 12:20-1:15, or by appointment |

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Course Description:
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Math 5485-6 is a basic introduction to numerical methods. Spring semester will cover numerical integration and differentiation, and the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, boundary value problems, and
partial differential equations, including finite elements.

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Text:
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Brian Bradie, *A Friendly Introduction to Numerical Analysis*, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2006.

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Homework:
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Each assignment will consist of several problems from the text. Some problems may involve computer calculations; details will be given in class. Assignments handed out on a Wednesday will typically
be due the following Wednesday.

- Homework Assignment #1
- Homework Assignment #2
- Homework Assignment #3
- Homework Assignment #4
- Homework Assignment #5
- Homework Assignment #6
- Homework Assignment #7
- Homework Assignment #8
- Homework Assignment #9

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Computer Projects:
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Students will be expected to learn the basics of Matlab for use in homework and computer projects. Students who do not have access to Matlab will be given a math computer account.

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Exams:
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There will be two midterm exams. The dates and chapters to be covered will be
announced in due course and posted here. 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. The final computer project is the last two homework assignments.

Will cover sections 6.2, 6.4-6, 6.8-9, 7.1-5.

**Second Midterm:
** Friday, May 4

Will cover sections 8.1--5, 10.1--2, 11.4 and Finite Elements.

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Grading:
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- Homework 50%
- Hour Exams 15% each
- Final Project 20%

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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.