MATH 4013 –5013,  Spring 2006.

Instructor:      Dr. A. Boumenir

Location:        Thursday 5:30-8:00,  Boyd 302.

Office:             Boyd 321

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00-14-50,

Thursday 4:30-5:30 and by appointment

Phone: 678-839-4131

Email:             boumenir@westga.edu

Text:               Numerical Analysis, by Burden and Faires, 8th Ed, (2005), Thomson.

Prerequisite:   MATH 1634

Objective:       The practices and pitfalls of numerical computation. Topics include floating point representations; precision, accuracy, and error; numerical solution techniques for various types of problems; root finding, fixed point, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration. We shall cover the first four chapter of the text.

Computer labs: Will be announced and will use Maple V10.

Tests:              There will be three in class tests, 100 points each, February 16th, March 30th

and April 27th .

Quizzes:          A weekly quiz/hw will be given and will mainly cover questions from the homework.  Each quiz counts 20 points and the best 10 are counted towards your final grade.

Final:               Thursday 4th May, from 5:00 to 7:00.

W Deadline:  March 3rd is the last day to withdraw with grade of W.

Attendance:    8 absences lead to WF.

Evaluation:     Tests= 300 points, Quizzes/Hw= 200 points, Final= 200 points,

Grading:         700-630: A,     629-560: B,     559-490: C,     489-420: D, Below 420: F.

Learning Outcomes:

·        The student will be able to understand the error involved in numerical answers. (L1)

·        The student will be able to find the numerical solution of nonlinear equations f(x) = 0.

·        The student will understand, be able to interpolate and fit a curve. (L8)

·        The student will be able to find the set a fixed point iteration to solve equations f(x) = 0.

·        The student will be able to numerically differentiate a function. (L8)

·        The student will be able to numerically integrate a function. (L8)

·        The student will be able to apply the previous numerical techniques to real-world problems. (L9)