 
Summary: Numerical Analysis: Math 128a
Fall 2001, MWF 1011 in 3 Evans
Professor: Michael Anshelevich, 1063 Evans, manshel@math.berkeley.edu.
Office hours: M 1112, W 23. The office hours for my other class are Tu 1112, F 23.
You are welcome to come by then, but the students from the other class have priority.
Class homepage: http://www.math.berkeley.edu/~manshel/m128/m128.html. I will
use it to post homework assignments and lastminute announcements. Also, if you want
to be on the mailing list for the class, send me email in the first week of classes.
GSI: Robert Cheng, rhcheng@math.berkeley.edu. Section Tu 23, 3111 Etcheverry.
Text: Stoer and Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis (2nd ed.). Recommended
reading: Press et al., Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing for the appropriate
programming language. A Matlab primer is available on the class homepage.
Prerequisites: Math 53, Math 54. Some topics you should be familiar with: Taylor's
theorem, differential equations, and linear algebra, in particular solution of systems of linear
equations. Programming experience is definitely a plus, otherwise you will have to learn very
quickly. The primary programming language in the course will be Matlab.
Syllabus:
· General error analysis.
· Interpolation by polynomials, trigonometric functions, and splines.
· Numerical integration.
