Summary: MATH 481A NUMERICAL ANALYSIS Fall 2005
Lecture MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm JR 214
Instructor: Alexander Alekseenko, SN 130, phone: (818) 677-2645
Textbook. R.L. Burden, J.D. FairesNumerical Analysis, 8th Edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2005.
Course content. Root finding methods: bisection, fixed-point iteration, Newton's method, and Muller's
method, convergence estimates. Lagrange interpolating polynomial, Hermite interpolation, spline interpolation.
Numerical differentiation and integration, Trapezoidal and Simpson's rule, adaptive quadrature methods, Gaus-
sian quadrature. Ordinary differential equations, Euler's method, higher order Taylor methods, Runge-Kutta
methods. Numerical stability.
3 credits, 3 classes per week, 1 midterms, 3 projects, 1 final exam.
First two classes. According to university policy, a student missing first two class meetings "loses the
right to remain in the class roll and must formally withdraw from the class". Please, check the policies and
regulations in the University Catalog for details and, please, be present.
Deadline to enroll. Subject to availability of seats, permission numbers will be issued to add to this course
within first three weeks. During the fourth week, adding a class is permitted in exceptional circumstances only.
After week four, starting September 26, students WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ADD any classes.
Deadline to drop. During the first three weeks of the semester, students can drop a class through SOLAR.
During the fourth week, the student will need the instructors signature. After week four, starting September