EE103 HW1

EE103 HW1 - EE103, HW 1, Winter 2009, Prof. S. E. Jacobsen...

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EE103, HW 1, Winter 2009, Prof. S. E. Jacobsen Page 1 / 4 EE103 Applied Numerical Computing, Winter 2009 HW 1 Due: 01/20/2009 Your HW answers must contain your ID, Last Name, First Name, and the number of the Discussion Section in which you are enrolled. Class: The purpose of HWs is absolutely NOT for the mere assignment of grades. The purpose of HW assignments is to engage the student in the process of learning the material of the course and the material that the instructor believes to be instructive. As such, your work should be your own and reflect your effort in the learning process. As a result, you are not to consult the notes, HWs, HW solutions, etc., of other courses or past offerings of this course. Of course, you may discuss the material of this course with other students of this class; however, your work must be your own. Prob 1: (This problem is merely a review of a similar problem presented in class) Consider the quadratic equation 2 62.1 1 0 xx += . Using 4-digit arithmetic, compute the two roots as accurately as possible. First, use the usual quadratic formula; secondly, appropriately rewrite the quadratic formula to find a more accurate solution, using 4-digit arithmetic. Do you have to rewrite the quadratic formula for both roots? Why? Prob 2: Write a MatLab code for the bisection method. To assist you in the learning of
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course EE 103 taught by Professor Vandenberghe,lieven during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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EE103 HW1 - EE103, HW 1, Winter 2009, Prof. S. E. Jacobsen...

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