AMSC460 / CMSC460 Computational Methods Fall 2014

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Course Description

  • The official Math Department course description on AMSC/CMSC 460.
  •   Topics References
  • » Linear systems of equations [Suli] Chapter 2, [Moler] Chapter 2.
  •       Note #1 on Gauss elimination [HTML][PDF]. Last update: 9/6.
  • » Root finder [Suli] Chapter 1,4, [Moler] Chapter 4.
  • » Interpolation [Suli] Chapter 6,9,11, [Moler] Chapter 3.
  • » Numerical integration [Suli] Chapter 7,10, [Moler] Chapter 6.
  • » Numerical ODE [Suli] Chapter 12, [Moler] Chapter 7.
  • » Least square problems [Suli] Chapter 5, [Moler] Chapter 5.

Homework assignments

  • 11 homework assignments will be given during the semester, including 1 group project. The lowest scores will be dropped.
  • Homework 9-10 available. Due at Tuesday 12/9 in class. Last update: 11/24.
  • Homework # 1 2 3 4 5-6 7 8 9-10 Project
    Due 9/9 9/16 9/25 10/7 10/21 11/4 11/20 12/9 12/9-11
    Download [H1] [H2] [H3] [H4] [H5-6] [H7] [H8] [H9-10] [P]
  • Additional resources for the homework.
  • » Project: Summary on project 1 [P1]. Last update: 12/9, created by Group #1.
  • » Homework 9-10: a Matlab script on multi-step methods: multistep.m. Last update: 11/24.
  • » Homework 5-6: a Matlab code to test if your code on Thomas algorithm is correct: testthomas.m. Last update: 10/13.
  • » Homework 4: a Matlab code on Runge's phenomenon: runge.m. Last update: 10/3.
  • » Homework 2: a Matlab code on Gauss elimination (without pivoting): mylu.m. Last update: 9/11.

Exams

  • There are three midterm exams during the semester. A final exam will be given at the end of the semester.
  • Final exam and solution are available. Last update: 12/18.
  • .Exam #. .Schedule. .Contents. .Download. .Results.
    1 9/30 Linear system, Root finder [E1] Max 100, Min 45, Median 75.
          [S1] 90+ 6, 80+ 3, 70+ 5, 60+ 5, 60- 1.
    2 11/6 Interpolation, Numerical integration [E2] Max 102, Min 48, Median 83.
          [S2] 100+ 4, 90+ 4, 80+ 6, 70+ 4, 60+ 2, 60- 1.
    3 12/4 Numerical ODE, Least square [E3] Max 102, Min 68, Median 85.
          [S3] 100+ 3, 90+ 3, 80+ 9, 70+ 2, 60+ 1, 60- 0.
    Final 12/18 Cumulative [EF] Max 190, Min 110, Median 159.
          [SF] 180+ 2, 160+ 7, 140+ 7, 120+ 2, 120- 2.

Grades

  • Your grade are distributed as below:
  • Homeworks » 35%
  • Medterm exams » 30%
  • Final exam » 35%
  • The final grades with be given by A(90%+), B(80%+), C(70%+), D(60%+), F(60%-), with NO curve or adjustment.
  • You can view your grades detail through ELMS/Canvas system.

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