Summary: Numerical Analysis: Math 128a
Fall 2001, MWF 1011 in 3 Evans
Professor: Michael Anshelevich, 1063 Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 last-minute 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, email@example.com. 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.
· General error analysis.
· Interpolation by polynomials, trigonometric functions, and splines.
· Numerical integration.