CMSC/AMSC 660-0101 TTh 9:30-10:45, CSI 3120
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING I, Fall, 2006
http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/oleary/c660/
Prof. Dianne P. O’Leary:
Room 3271 A.V. Williams Building, (301)
405-2678,
oleary@cs.umd.edu
,
http://www.cs.umd.edu/
∼
oleary/
O±ce Hours:
Tuesday 8:45-9:15, Thursday 8:00-9:15, Friday 9-10, and by
appointment, in AVW 3271.
Please restrict telephone inquiries to ofce hour times, except in “emergen-
cies.” E-mail is welcome anytime!
Prerequisite:
Undergraduate-level knowledge o± numerical analysis: lin-
ear equations, nonlinear equations, integration, interpolation. Programming
assignments will be in Matlab.
Text:
Dra±t copy o±
Scientifc Computing:
A Second Course, with Case
Studies
, by Dianne P. O’Leary.
Topics:
Monte Carlo simulation, numerical linear algebra, nonlinear sys-
tems and continuation method, optimization, ordinary di²erential equations.
Fundamental techniques in scienti³c computation with an introduction to the
theory and so±tware ±or each topic.
News:
Assignments, course notes, answers to homeworks and quizzes, and
announcements will be posted on the course’s homepage. You are responsible
±or checking this site be±ore each class.
Final Exam:
None.
Grading:
Grading will be on a
curve
, except that you will be guaranteed
an A i± your average is 90% or better, a B i± your average is 80% or better,
etc. Keep all o± your work in case there is any question about recording o±
grades.
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