MATH 640B, Winter 2003

Continuation of MATH 640A from the fall quarter. Continues as MATH 640C in the spring quarter.
In 640B (call number 06589) we will cover numerical approximation of functions, differentiation, and integration, which are chapters 6 and 7 in the text. If time allows, we will cover part of chapter 10 (Linear programming) or chapter 11 (Optimization).
In 640C we will learn how to solve ordinary and partial differential equations.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp,, (740)593-1283, 554 Morton Hall.
Office hours: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 2-3pm, Thursday 11-12am, and Friday 10-11am.
Web page:
Class hours/ location: 
MT(W)HF 1:10-2pm in 135 Clippenger.
Numerical Analysis: Mathematics of Scientific Computing, 3rd edition, by David Kincaid and Ward Cheney, Brooks/Cole, 2002.
There will be weekly homework assignments. Late homeworks are penalized 3 points for each 24 hour period or part thereof. You are strongly encouraged to work together, but you must acknowledge any help you receive. Homework will be a mixture of paper and pencil problems and programming. Having your programs work is essential, but style and proper commenting also count. I will support Matlab and C, but you can use another language if you prefer. Each week one problem will be designated a Good Problem, and will be graded partly on presentation.
The final exam is on Tuesday 18 March at 12:20pm in the regular classroom.
Based on homeworks 65% and the final exam 35%. Grades are not the point.
I will not count attendance, but you need to attend in order to learn. Academic dishonesty will be considered as professional dishonesty and harshly punished.
Special Needs:
If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
  • A sample LaTeX file, samplelatex (.tex, .dvi, .ps, .pdf)
  • A sample of latex with figures incorporated: latexfig.tex and the sample figure lfig.eps.
  • LaTeX help 1.1
  • Ohio University Matlab Central.
  • Local Matlab Quick Reference (.pdf) and Survival Guide (.pdf).
  • Colorado MATLAB Help Desk.
  • Official MATLAB Documentation.
  • Random web Introduction to MATLAB, MATLAB Summary and Tutorial, and A Practical Introduction to MATLAB.
  • Homework assignments and handouts:
  • Homework 1 (.pdf) is due Friday January 10.
  • Homework 2 (.pdf) is due Friday January 17.
  • Homework 3 (.pdf) is due Friday January 24.
  • Homework 4 (.pdf) is due Friday January 31.
  • Homework 5 (.pdf) is due Friday February 7.
  • Homework 6 (.pdf) is due Friday February 14.
  • Homework 7 (.pdf) is due Friday February 21.
  • Homework 8 (.pdf) is due Tuesday March 4.
  • Homework 9 (.pdf) is due Thursday March 13.

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