CAS708/CSE700 Scientific Computation



  • Assignment 3 is posted.
  • Midterm solution is posted.
  • A solution for Assignment 2 is posted.
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    Dr. Sanzheng Qiao
    ITB246, ext. 27234,

    Office Hours

    Monday 15:00-16:00


    Monday and Wednesday 9:00--10:30, ITB/222

    Course Description

    Floating-point arithmetic, solutions of systems linear equations by direct and iterative methods, sparse matrix algorithms, solving systems nonlinear equations, integration, differentiation, eigenvalue problems, methods for initial value problems in ordinary differential equations.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of this course students will be able to
  • understand the issues in floating-point computing
  • have good knowledge of basic computer methods for solving mathematical problems in engineering and science
  • improve the techniques in numerical software development
  • Format

    assignments (30%)
    midterm (closed book, 1 hr) (20%)
    final examination (open book and notes, 2 hrs) (50%).

    Course Material

    MATLAB Primer ( pdf)

    MATLAB Programming Style (pdf)


    References at the end of each chapter

    Lecture Notes

  • Introduction (pdf)
  • Floating-point Arithmetic (pdf)
  • Solving Linear Systems (pdf)
    decomp.m (MATLAB), decomp.m (Octave), solve.m (MATLAB), solve.m (Octave)
  • Interpolation (pdf)
    ncspline.m, locate.m, seval.m, tspdChol.m, tspdSolve.m
  • Numerical Integration (pdf)
    QUADR.m, quadrr.m
  • Solving Ordinary Differential Equations (pdf)
  • Solving Nonlinear Equations and continuous optimization (pdf)
  • Assignments

  • Assignment 1. Due Jan. 29, Wednesday (pdf)
  • Assignment 2. Due Feb. 12, Wednesday (pdf)
  • Assignment 3. Due March 31, Monday (pdf)
  • Midterm, March 5, Wednesday, 9:15-10:15, ITB/222

    No books and notes. Bring your standard calculators.
    Midterm Review
    2013-2014 midterm

    Final, April 15, Tuesday, 10:00-12:00, ITB/222

    Open book and notes, no electronics
    Office hours: April 14, Monday, 13:00-15:00
    Final Review
    2013-2014 final
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