Math 441/620 - Numerical Analysis

Spring 2003 - Matthias K. Gobbert

Section 0101 - Schedule Number 3639/3682

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Numerical Analysis is concerned with the approximation of continuous mathematical objects by constructs with only finitely many coefficients. This takes various forms including the approximation of a function by a series with finitely many terms or the approximation of a derivative by a finite difference. These approximations incur numerical error, in the examples above known as truncation error and discretization error, respectively. Numerical Analysis is dedicated to the analysis of these errors.

This course will also include computational work to gain practical experience with the numerical methods discussed. The methods covered include polynomial interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, approximation theory and orthogonal polynomials, the solution of non-linear systems of equations, and an introduction to numerical methods for ordinary differential equations.

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