Joseph M. Mahaffy
 Math 541: Numerical Analysis Fall 2017
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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).
HW Assignment #7: Work the WeBWorK Problems (spline) due Wed, Dec 6 at 4 AM. (Note that there are written parts, which will need to be turned in with the written assignment at class time on Tues, Dec 5.) You also have  written Homework Assignment 7 on Spline techniques. These problem are due Tues, Dec 5 at class time.
Solutions: The Exam 2 Solutions are available.

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.
HW Assignment #8: Work the WeBWorK Problems (lst_sq) due Fri, Dec 15 at 4 AM. (Note that there are written parts, which will need to be turned in with the written assignment at class time on Thurs, Dec 14.) You also have  written Homework Assignment 8 on Least Square methods. These problem are due Thurs, Dec 14 at class time.
Exams: The third Take-Home Exam is due Tues, Dec 19 at the time of the Final.

Solutions: The Solutions for Homework 7 and Solutions for Homework 8 are available.

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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 notes.

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Old Assignments

Week 1: Read the Lecture Notes for the Introduction (4-Panel) and Calculus and Taylor's Theorem (4-Panel). 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).
HW Assignment #1: Work the WeBWorK Problems called Taylor, which are due Sun, Sep 10 at 4 AM. You also have  written Homework Assignment 1 on Taylor series and some MatLab. These problem are due
Thur, Sep 7 at class time.

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).
HW Assignment #2: Work the WeBWorK Problems due Wed, Sep 20 at 4 AM. (Do NOT miss the parts where you create programs and graphs to include in the written part of the assignment.) You also have  written Homework Assignment 2 on Programming with MatLab. These problem are due Tues, Sep 19 at class time.

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.
HW Assignment #3: Work the WeBWorK Problems due Wed, Sep 27 at 4 AM.

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.
HW Assignment #4: Work the WeBWorK Problems due Fri, Oct 6 at 4 AM. (Do NOT miss the parts where you create programs, analyze convergence, and include these with the written part of the assignment.) You also have  written Homework Assignment 4 on solving f(x) = 0. These problem are due Thurs, Oct 5 at class time.
Project 1: Work the Project 1 Problems
due Tues, Oct 17 at class time. The Cover page is available (along with Word version and LaTeX version), and this hyperlinked page includes a discussion on what is expected.

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.
HW Assignment: See Week 5.
Exams:The Take-Home Exam is due Tues, Oct 10 at class time. The first Midterm Exam will occur on Thurs, Oct 12. Solutions to the Take-Home Exam will appear on Wed, Oct 11.

Week 7: We complete the study of Matrices (4-Panel) and begin studies of Numerical Integration,Quadrature A (4-Panel).
Exams: The Take-Home Exam is due Tues, Oct 10 at class time. The first Midterm Exam will occur on Thurs, Oct 12.
Solutions: The Homework Assignment 4 solutions and Take-Home Exam Solutions are available. (Special link to Grades and additional Help.)

Week 8-9: We continue Numerical Integration, Quadrature A (4-Panel) and Quadrature B (4-Panel).
HW Assignment #5: Work the WeBWorK Problems (LinAlg) due Tues, Oct 31 at 4 AM. You also have  written Homework Assignment 5 on matrices and solving Ax = b. (Problems from the text refers to the Cleve Moler Linear Algebra section.) These problem are due Tues, Oct 31 at class time.

Week 10: We continue Numerical Integration, Quadrature B (4-Panel). We expand Interpolation and begin Splines, Splines (4-Panel).
HW Assignment #6: Work the WeBWorK Problems (Quad) due Tues, Nov 14 at 4 AM. (Note that there are written parts, which will need to be turned in with the written assignment at class time on Tues, Nov 14.You also have  written Homework Assignment 6 on Quadrature methods. These problem are dueTues, Nov 14 at class time.
Solutions: The Solutions for Homework 5 and Exam 1 Solutions are available.

Week 11: We expand Interpolation and begin Splines, Splines (4-Panel).
Exams: The second Take-Home Exam is due Tues, Nov 14 at class time. The second Midterm Exam will occur on Thurs, Nov 16. Solutions to the Take-Home Exam will appear on Wed, Nov 15.
Solutions: The Solutions for Homework 6 and Take Home 2 Solutions are available.

Week 12: We lecture on Numerical Differentiation and Richardson Extrapolation, Differentiation and Richardson Extrapolation (4 Panel).

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