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AMSC460 / CMSC460 Computational Methods Fall 2014

## 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.