TextbookAn Introduction to Numerical Analysis second
edition, by K. Atkinson. Available from Pitt Bookstore.

Content
This is the second part of the sequence MATH
2070- MATH 2071 which is intended as an introduction to numerical
methods for science and engineering. The course is complemented with
a fully integrated computer laboratory. We will emphasize both
theoretical analysis of the algorithms and practical implementation
issues. MATH 2071 covers chapters 6-9 of the textbook, which include
single-step and multistep methods for solving ODEs, method of lines
and finite difference methods for BVPs, direct and iterative methods
for linear system solution and matrix eigenvalue computations. If
needed, the material from the previous chapters will be reviewed.

Prerequisites single variable and multivariable
calculus, a knowledge of computing programming, linear algebra. Any
programming language can be used in the computational
assignments. Assistance will only be provided for Matlab. An
introduction to Matlab will be given in the Lab.

Grading Policy The final grade will be based on
homeworks (30%), lab assignments (30%) and exams (40%).
There will be two exams: one in-class exam at the middle of the semester and
one take-home exam at the end of the semester.
Late homework will be accepted only by special permission of the
instructor.

Homeworks

The printouts of the codes should be included.

Homework 1, due February 3: pages 450-452, numbers 2(b), 2(d), 6, 9, 12, and
one problem.

Homework 2, due February 24: pages 454-456, numbers 14, 18, 20, 28, 38 and one
problem.

Homework 3, due March 17: pages 457-460, numbers 43, 47 (a), 50, 55 (a).

Exams

Midterm in class (February 31) and take-home final.

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be requesting an accomodation, you are encouraged to contact both your
instructor and the Office of Disability Resources and Services, 216
William Pitt Union, (412)648-7890/(412)383-7355 (TTY), as early as
possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine
reasonable accomodations for this course.