 
Summary: Syllabus
Math 410: Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers
Fall 2011
Catalog description: Prerequisites: CS 111 or ES 111; MATH 231 passed with grade C
or better. Corequisite: MATH 335, 3 credit hours, 3 class hours.
Floating point arithmetic, solution of linear and nonlinear systems of equations, in
terpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solution of ordinary
differential equations, approximation.
Class: TR 9:3010:45 A.M., Jones Annex 102
Instructor: Dr. Rakhim Aitbayev, Weir 236, x5463, aitbayev@nmt.edu
Office hours: MWF 1:003:00 P. M. or by appointment.
Course webpage: http://www.nmt.edu/aitbayev/math410/
Textbook: A First Course in Numerical Methods, 1st edition, by U. M. Ascher and C. Greif,
SIAM, 2011, ISBN 9780898719970 (required).
Recommended Matlab reference: "Matlab Guide" by D.J. Higham and N.J. Higham,
SIAM (available on reserve at the Skeen Library).
Course outline: Chapters 13 and 916 of the textbook. The covered topics are as follows:
Numerical algorithms, roundoff errors, numerical solution of nonlinear equations and
systems, polynomial and spline interpolation, function approximation, discrete Fourier
transform, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solution of problems
