Welcome to MthSc 365 Section 2 Numerical Methods for Engineers (Spring 2014)
(online at http://www.math.clemson.edu/~heister/math365spring2014/)
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/math365spring2014/
 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/examSched.htm for important dates.
Schedule (Chapters refer to the lecture notes):

January 8:
 Introduction
 Syllabus
 Chapter 1.1, 1.2: numerical methods, analytical solution

January 10:
 1.3: Convergence
 2.1: Binary Numbers

January 13:
 2.2, 2.3: binary floating point numbers

January 15:
 Matlab introduction

January 17:
 finish 2.3

January 22:
 work on homework 3

January 24:
 recursion example
 Taylor Series/Theorem (3)
 Forward/Backwards Difference Formula (3.1.1)

January 27:
 FD/BD order
 Centered Difference (3.1.2)

January 31:
 work on MATLAB homework

February 3:
 three point formulas
 second order derivatives
 intro: finite differences

February 5:
 finite difference demo

February 7:
 lab: finite differences

February 10:
 convectiondiffusionreaction equation (finish chapter 3)

February 17:
 bisection algorithm (chapter 4)

February 19:
 lab work

February 21:
 lab work

February 24:
 midterm1

February 26:
 Newton's method

February 28:
 finish chapter 4:
 Secant method, Newton in higher dimensions

March 3:
 summary nonlinear methods
 intro: linear systems
 Algorithm: Backsubstitution

March 31:
 work on HW12

April 2:
 curve fitting (7)
 Intro: numerical integration (Ch 8)
 Newton Cotes formulas
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