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HW Assignment for Math 541
This page will give a complete listing of the reading and homework assignments that you are required to do. In addition, Exam and Final dates will be listed. There will be both written and electronic Homework with the latter done in WeBWorK. Information on logging into WeBWorK is given by this hyperlink.
There is a Lab Manual (MATLAB and Maple) version, which will continue to be updated over the semester with detailed information for using MatLab and Maple on your assignments. For those interested in purchasing Maple, you can access the Maple adoption sheet (should appear soon) through this hyperlink.
Week 13: The lectures begin Least Squares fitting of data, Least Squares (4-Panel).
Week 14-15: The lectures continue Least Squares fitting of data, Least Squares (4-Panel). Supplemental material on Allometric Models with the Planets is available.
Notes about Exams
For Exam 2,
you are allowed a Calculator. You should only
need a cheap Scientific Calculator. You will need to show
your steps, so you do not want to use any programming
capabilities. All Cell phones must remain out of
sight. You may have one 3x5 notecard with
Week 1: Read the
Lecture Notes for the Introduction (4-Panel) and Calculus and Taylor's
For students wanting to learn Maple and see commands
that I show in class, then notes are provided with the Maple coscos (and actual Maple code for coscos).
Week 2: We
continue with Taylor's Theorem and begin
the study of MatLab Programming and Numerical Error. Read
the Lecture Notes forMatLab Programming (4-Panel) and Computer Arithmetic and Finite Precision (4 Panel).
Week 3: We continue the study of MatLab Programming and begin Computer Arithmetic and Finite Precision (4 Panel). The latter topic introduces computational error due to finite information stored in a computer.
Week 4: We
continue the study of Computer Arithmetic and
begin Zeros and Roots (4 Panel).
The latter topic introduces solving f(x) = 0 using
different methods. Solutions
for HW 1 are available.
Week 5: We study Zeros and Roots (4 Panel)) and begin Numerical Linear Algebra (4-Panel).
The first topic shows how to solve f(x) = 0 using
different methods, while the second area studies how to
numerically solve Ax = b, where A is an nxn matrix. Solutions for
HW 2 are available.
Week 6: We study Numerical Linear Algebra (4-Panel)
and Matrices (4-Panel).
These studies show how to numerically solve Ax = b, where
A is an nxn matrix. We investigate complications that
arise in the numerical computations.
Week 7: We
complete the study of Matrices (4-Panel) and begin studies of Numerical Integration,Quadrature A (4-Panel).
Week 8-9: We
continue Numerical Integration, Quadrature A (4-Panel) and Quadrature B (4-Panel).
Week 10: We continue Numerical Integration, Quadrature B (4-Panel). We expand Interpolation and begin Splines, Splines (4-Panel).
Week 11: We expand Interpolation and begin Splines, Splines (4-Panel).
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