05/06/19   Solution set to the final posted on Canvas. For scores on Final and Course, see below.

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Course Information


An Introduction to Numerical Analysis by K.E. Atkinson, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd ed., 1989, ISBN 9780471624899

Good reading: (first three titles available online through CU Library)

Numerical Linear Algebra by L.N. Trefethen and D. Bau, III, SIAM 1997, ISBN 0-89871-361-7

A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations by A. Iserles, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996, ISBN 0 521 55655 4

A Primer on Radial Basis Functions with Applications to the Geosciences, by B. Fornberg and N. Flyer, SIAM, 2015, ISBN 978-1-611974-02-7 (especially Chapter 1) Bibliography

Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations by K.W. Morton and D.F. Mayers, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994, ISBN 0 521 42922 6


Lecture Times and Location

Instructor Room Number Time
Bengt Fornberg ECCR 135 MW 3:00 to 4:15 pm

Office Hours

Instructor/TA Room Number Office Hours
Bengt Fornberg ECOT 214 TBA



HW_01  Due 01/23/19

HW_02  Due 01/30/19

HW_03  Due 02/06/19

HW_04  Due 02/13/19 File with Matlab code for Problem 3 Background to Problem 4 will be given in class next Monday, or can be found in Lecture Notes Overdetermined linear systems  

HW_05  Due 02/20/19 Please disregard Problem 2, since this accidentally got duplicated from Homework 4.  File with Matlab code for Problem 4

HW_06  Due 02/27/19

HW_07  Due 03/18/19

HW_08  Due 04/03/19

HW_09  Due 04/10/19

HW_10  Due 04/17/19


Final Exam and Course overall 

These links show histograms over scores for Final and for Course total. The socre for course total was calculated as follows: The two lowest homework scroes were discarded. Then, homework average, the two midterms, and the final (all scored up to 100 pionts) were multiplied by 0.15, 0.20, 0.20, 0.45, and then added together. The following grade cutoffs were then applied: A 80, A- 75, B+ 70, B 65, B- 60, C+ 55, C 50. 

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