## Numerical Computing

## Instructor: Olof B. Widlund

## WWH 712, 998-3110, widlund@cs.nyu.edu

## Spring 2001, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am - 10:45 am. WWH 101

## Textbook: Michael T. Heath, Scientific Computing: An introductory survey.
McGraw-Hill, 1997.

***Lecture Topics***

Professor Michael Overton will be the guest lecturer on February 6 and 8.

A fine text on IEEE floating point systems,
by Michael Overton, is
available to you, at least until his new book on the subject is published
this Spring.

First Homework Set due February 6 (pdf file).

Second Homework Set due February 15 (pdf file).

Third Homework Set due March 6 (pdf file).

Fourth Homework Set due on April 5 (pdf file).

Text file containing programs of fourth homework set.

Fifth Homework Set due on April 17 (pdf file).

Sixth Homework Set due on April 24 (pdf file).

NO LATE HOMEWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 30, THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES.

Slides on Floating Point Systems (pdf file).

Slides on the effects of rounding errors (pdf file).

Try out
A Free Matlab Online Tutorial or look for others by a web
search.

An outdated but still very useful Introductory Matlab Primer (3rd edition,
in pdf format).

Please subscribe to the class mailing list at:

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/v22_0421_001_sp01

MARCH 26 was the last day for students to
withdraw with a W. All remaining students will receive a grade.

The midterm exam
was held on Thursday March 1. It
covered Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the text book.

The final exam will be Thursday May 3, 8:00-9:50am,
in WWH 101.

This date is not our choice; it was chosen by the College.

It will cover all the material of the course. The
Lecture Topics provide
information on what have been covered.

As in the midtern, you can bring one page of notes, in fact you can use
one regular size paper and cover it on both side with your own writing.

Here are the finals from December 96
and December 99 .

It's essential that you do the homework and read the relevant
sections of my notes and the textbook.

Class attendance is required .
Attendance will be taken occasionally.
If you must miss class, you must email me in advance with an
explanation. Thanks.