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# CS412 - Introduction to Numerical Methods

This page contains information for the Fall 2000 CS412 course.

• Time and Place: TR 12:56 - 2:15, CS&STAT 1221
• Lecturer: Carl de Boor.
email: deboor@cs.wisc.edu
Office hours: WF11-12, R14:30-15:30, 7379 CS&Stat
MIDTERM (in class) on Thursday, 26 Oct 00, AT THE USUAL TIME, i.e., 12:56 - 2:15. I don't intend to provide a make-up exam. Here is a mock midterm, in postscript and pdf. Midterm scores are in postscript and pdf. Quick answers in postscript and pdf.
FINAL EXAM: 10:05 to 12:05, Thursday, 21 December 2000, at CS&Stat 1240. I don't intend to provide a make-up exam. Have a look at the detailed finals scores. Ordered total scores on final exam are in postscript and pdf.
GRADING: 35% midterm, 40% final, 25% homework.
• TAs
• The text: Charles F. Van Loan, Introduction to Scientific Computing, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1999. (Be aware of the official errata list, as well as of the supplementary errata list.)
• the story so far (loss of significance/differentiation of programs; pol.interp, divided differences, Newton form; piecewise linear interpolation; cubic Hermite interpolation and cubic splines; numerical quadrature; numerical quadrature error; curves; matrices; pivoting; condition; least-squares; root finding; ode's)
• matlab diaries of class sessions(sep05, sep07, sep12, sep14, sep19, sep21, sep26, sep28, oct03, oct05, oct10, oct12, oct17, oct19, nov02, nov07, nov09, nov14, nov16, nov30, dec05)
• Computing assignments (and in-class demos) will be in MATLAB, available on the UNIX workstations. There is no access (either directly or by telnet) to the NT workstations (nor is there MATLAB on the NT machines).
• While there is a MATLAB hand-out (Kermit Sigmon's MATLAB Primer, 3rd Edition) available at DoIT (look for CS 525 handout #2), I intend to rely on MATLAB's extensive on-line help facilities.
• accessing matlab via telnet (as of 8sep96)
• accessing matlab via telnet from a Win95 or Win3.1 machine
• Course Syllabus (evolving), in postscript or in pdf (as of 06nov).
• Assignments: and policies concerning them.
• All email sent to the class list is archived.
• If you prefer to receive such email at some location other than your class account, you need to place a .forward file, containing in its sole line the email address you prefer, into the public subdirectory in your class account. To access your class account for the first time, use the newuser command on any of the CS instructional unix work stations.
• CSL will conduct Unix Orientation Sessions for new users during the first two weeks of class; look for the announcements posted by the elevator.