Week 
Date 
Topic/Materials 
Skill/Homework/Test 


Text 
Other 

1 
March 30 
Introduction 
  1: Euler's method and beyond 

March 31 
1.1 
Numerical ordinary differential equations; Lipschitz continuity 
read chapter 1 

April 2 
1.2 
Euler method 
Mathematical autobiography due 

April 3 
1.3 

homework problem numbers to be announced 
2 
April 6 
1.4 


  2: Multistep methods 

April 7 
2.1 
Linear multistep method 
read chapter 2 

April 9 
2.2 


April 10 
2.3 

Layout skill starts 
3 
April 13 


(drop deadline) 
  3: RungeKutta methods 

April 14 
3.1 
RungeKutta methods; Gaussian quadrature 
read chapter 3 

April 16 
3.2 
Explicit and implicit methods 

April 17 
3.3 

Flow skill starts 
4 
April 20 
3.4 



April 21 



  4: Stiff equations 

April 23 
4.1 
Stiff equation 
read chapter 4 

April 24 
4.2 

Logic skill starts 
5 
April 27 
4.3 



April 28 
4.4 



April 30 
Review 


May 1 
 
Test on Chapters 14 
  8: Finite difference schemes 
6 
May 4 
8.1 
Poisson's equation; Discrete Poisson equation; Finite difference 
read chapter 8 (drop deadline with WP/WF) 

May 5 
8.2 



May 7 
8.3 



May 8 


Intros skill starts 
  16: The diffusion equation 
7 
May 11 
16.1 
Diffusion equation 
read sections 16.13 

May 12 
16.2 



May 14 
16.3 

read sections 16.46 

May 15 
16.4 

Symbols skill starts 
8 
May 18 
16.5 


May 19 
16.6 

Project outline due 
  17: Hyperbolic equations 

May 21 
17.1 
Hyperbolic partial differential equation; Advection 
read sections 17.13 

May 22 
17.2 

Graphs skill starts 
9 
May 25 
Memorial Day, no class 

May 26 
17.3 

read sections 17.45 

May 28 
17.4 
Wave equation 

May 29 
17.5 
Burgers' equation 
10 
June 1 


Project presentations 

June 2 


Project presentations 

June 4 


Project presentations 

June 5 
Review 

Project reports due

11 
June 12 
Friday, 12:40pm in our regular classroom 
Final Exam 