# Welcome to MthSc 365 Section 2 Numerical Methods for Engineers (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Dr. Timo Heister, heister@clemson.edu, http://www.math.clemson.edu/~heister/

## Handouts and Resources

1. This site: http://www.math.clemson.edu/~heister/math365-spring2014/
2. Blackboard: http://bb.clemson.edu
3. Syllabus (see blackboard)
4. Lecture notes (on blackboard)
5. Homework (on blackboard)

## Class Schedule

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:
• convection-diffusion-reaction 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

Date: 2014-04-02 10:02:48 EDT

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