Welcome to MthSc 365 Section 2 Numerical Methods for Engineers (Fall 2013)
(online at http://www.math.clemson.edu/~heister/math365fall2013/)
Instructor: Dr. Timo Heister, heister@clemson.edu, http://www.math.clemson.edu/~heister/
Please contact me via email for questions, appointments, etc..
Handouts and Resources
 This site: http://www.math.clemson.edu/~heister/math365fall2013/
 Blackboard: http://bb.clemson.edu
 Syllabus (see blackboard)
 Lecture notes (on blackboard)
 Homework (on blackboard)
Class Schedule
See http://www.registrar.clemson.edu/pdf/academicCalendar.pdf and http://www.registrar.clemson.edu/html/fallExam.htm for important dates.
Schedule (Chapters refer to the lecture notes, not the book):

September 17:
 Newton in higher dimensions
 finish Chapter 4

September 12:
 Newton and Secant method (Chapter 4)

September 10:
 Bisection method (Chapter 4)

September 5:
 Chapter 3: finite differences

September 3:
 start Chapter 3: forward/backward/central difference formula

August 29:
 Finish Chapter 2: problems in arithmic
 Matlab introduction (appendix/Chapter 10)

August 27:
 Chapter 2
 binary numbers, how to convert
 64 bit floating point format

August 22:
 first day of class, syllabus
 introduction to numerical methods
 Analytical solution, numerical solution, convergence rates, Big O
Date: 20130913 16:28:05 EDT
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