
Math 541  Numerical Analysis 


San Diego State University  This page last updated 13May10 
This page will give a complete listing of the reading and homework assignments that you are required to do. Homework is being developed on WeBWorK. Your homework will likely consist of a mix of WeBWorK problems and ones from the text. (Please let me know if you have found any errors (and can convince me of the mistake), as these problems are undergoing development.) This semester I want to reinstitute a General Homework Policy, similar to one developed by Don Short. For the written part of the homework you will begin with a cover page (cover page (Word), cover page (PDF), cover page (LaTeX)), then present neat solutions to the homework problems. You can lose up to 20% for failing to follow directions.
Students interested in accessing Maple and/or MatLab from home should first get a rohan account. There is a hyperlink to obtain XWin32 on rohan, which gives access to both Maple and MatLab. After logging in, you type either matlab or xmaple.
Week 14: There is a TakeHome Exam available, which will be due by Monday, May 17 at 5 PM. The HW Assignment #7 is posted and has a due date of Wednesday, May 19 . There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #14 (Notes #14 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color), Lecture Notes #15 (Notes #15 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color), and Lecture Notes #16 (Notes #16 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). Also, the Solutions for Homework #5 and Solutions for Homework #6 are available.
Week 15: There are Solutions to the TakeHome Exam available. Final is from 15:3017:30 on Wed. May 19 in GMCS 422.
There is a link to a Study Guide and Programs for the Text. See www.as.ysu.edu/~faires/NumericalAnalysis/.
I have glanced at a couple of the algorithms, and they appear to be
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Assignments from Earlier:
Week 1: Read Chapter 1.11.3 from the text. The first chapter reviews Calculus, discusses roundoff errors and computer arithmetic, and examines algorithms and convergence. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #01 (Notes #01 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color).
Week 2: Read Chapter 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 from the text. We continue the material from Chapter 1 and begin looking at solutions of equations in one variable. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #02 (Notes #01 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). You should begin working the first Homework set called digits_err, which is due on February 6 at 4:00 AM. One additional problem is located on the Homework #1 page. The written part of the assignment is due on February 5 at Noon (slide under my door in GMCS 593).
Week 3: Read Chapter 2.12.4 from the text. The second chapter studies the equation f(x) = 0. Several techniques are given for numerically solving this equation. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #03 (Notes #03 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). You can find a listing of the MatLab Codes from lecture on the Lecture webpage.
Week 4: Read Chapter 2.52.6 and 3.1 from the text. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #04 (Notes #03 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). You should begin working the second Homework set called fcn_zero, which is due on February 16 at 4:00 AM. Several additional problems are located on the Homework #2 page. The written part of this assignment is due on February 16 at Noon (slide under my door in GMCS 593).
Week 5: Read Chapter 3.13.4 from the text. The third chapter studies the interpolation and polynomial approximations. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #05 (Notes #05 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). You can find a listing of the MatLab Codes from lecture on the Lecture webpage. You should begin working the third Homework set called iterative, which is due on February 24 at 4:00 AM. Several additional problems are located on the Homework #3 page. The written part of this assignment is due on February 23 at Noon (slide under my door in GMCS 593). The Solutions for Homework #1 are available.
Week 6: Read Chapter 3.4 (Cubic splines), 4.1 (Numerical differentiation), 4.2 (Ricardson's extrapolation) from the text. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #06 (Notes #06 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). You should begin working the fourth Homework set called interpolate, which is due on March 12 at 4:00 AM. Several additional problems are located on the Homework #4 page. The written part of this assignment is due on March 12 at Noon (slide under my door in GMCS 593).
Week 7: Read Chapter 4.3 (Numerical integration), 4.4 (Composite numerical integration) from the text. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #07 (Notes #07 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color).
Week 8: There is a TakeHome Exam available, which will be due at the beginning of classtime on Monday, Mar. 22. Next week there is an Exam, which will happen in GMCS 422 from 45:15 PM on Wed. Mar. 24. The Midterm Exam will be open book and open notes. The problems will be very similar to the ones on the TakeHome Exam, and you will be able to use the computers in GMCS 422 to modify and execute any programs that you have brought with you. This week we continue numerical integration techniques Chapter 4.54.7. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #08 (Notes #08 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #09 (Notes #09 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). The Solutions for Homework #2 are available.
Week 9: Solutions to theTakeHome Exam are available.
Week 10: There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #10 (Notes #10 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). HW Assignment #5 is available through this hyperlink. These problem are due Monday, Apr. 19. Many students have low homework scores, so you will want to work hard on these problems to raise your HW average. There will be no lecture on April 12.
Week 11: Exam 1 was graded, and there was a wide spread in scores. You can recover up to one half of the missed points by making corrections to the problems that you missed. These corrections will be due at class time on Wednesday, April 21. You are NOT to write on the Exam, but staple your corrections to the back of the exam on separate sheets of paper. You only need to write down the corrections for the parts that you missed. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #11 (Notes #11 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). Also, HW Assignment #5 is available through this hyperlink, and the due date is extended to Friday, Apr. 23 .
Week 12: The HW Assignment #6 is posted and has a due date of Friday, May 7. There are lecture notes posted Lecture Notes #12 (Notes #12 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color) and Lecture Notes #13 (Notes #13 4 Panel BW and 4 Panel Color). Solutions to the Exam 1 are available. Also, the Solutions for Homework #4 are available. There is a ranking of the class and all scores that I have to date on the Grades hyperlink.