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Why numerical methods?Topics coveredSummaryDhavide AruliahUOITMATH 2070Uc D. Aruliah (UOIT)SummaryMATH 2070U1 / 22
Why numerical methods?Topics coveredWhy learn about numerical methods?Diversify problem-solving abilityDevelop skills for intelligent use of commercial softwareHelp learn to use computers more effectivelyImprove mathematical literacy/ability to pick up otherbooks/software tools when requiredMany problems cannot be solved with canned softwarec D. Aruliah (UOIT)SummaryMATH 2070U5 / 22
Why numerical methods?Topics coveredScientific ComputingMathematicalalgorithmsSimplifiedmodelMathematicalmodelPhysicalphenomenonSoftwareimplementation?experimentdatapredictionssimulationc D. Aruliah (UOIT)SummaryMATH 2070U6 / 22
Why numerical methods?Topics coveredReproducible researchAn article about computational science in ascientific publication isnotthe scholarship itself,it is merely theadvertisingof the scholarship.The actual scholarship is the complete softwaredevelopment environment and the complete setof instructions which generated the figure.J. Claerboutc D. Aruliah (UOIT)SummaryMATH 2070U9 / 22
Why numerical methods?Topics coveredHow to display data badly [Wainer, 1984]1Show as Few Data as Possible (Minimize the DataDensity)2Hide What Data You Do Show (Minimize theData-Ink Ratio)3Ignore the Visual Metaphor Altogether4Only Order Matters5Graph Data Out of Context6Change Scales in Mid-Axisc D. Aruliah (UOIT)SummaryMATH 2070U10 / 22
Why numerical methods?Topics coveredHow to display data badly [Wainer, 1984]7Emphasize the Trivial (Ignore the Important)8Jiggle the Baseline9Austria First!

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