# SFWR ENG 3X03/COMP SCI 4X03 Course Outline

# Scientific Computation

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## Announcements

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## Instructor

Dr. Sanzheng Qiao

ITB246, ext. 27234, qiao@mcmaster.ca
## Office Hours

We 13:30-14:30, ITB237, Zhaofei Tian

Th 13:30-14:30, ITB237, Jingjing Huang

Fr 15:00-16:00, ITB246, Sanzheng Qiao
## Course Assistance

Zhaofei Tian, tianz3@mcmaster.ca

Jingjing Huang, huangj25@mcmaster.ca
## Schedule

Term I, 2012-2013

C01 Mo, We 11:30-12:20 and Fr 13:30-14:20, ITB/AB102

T01 We 15:30-16:20, BSB/137
T02 Fr 09:30-10:20, BSB/137
## Calendar Decription

Computer arithmetic, stability, sensitivity. Numerical methods
for polynomial manipulation, interpolation, data fitting,
integration, differentiation, solving linear and non-linear
systems, ordinary differential equations and eigenvalue
problems.

Prerequisites MATH 1ZB3 and 1ZC3; or MATH 1ZZ5;
or both MATH 1AA3 and 1BO3; or both MATH 1H03 and 1NN3

Antirequisites COM ENG 3SK3, 3SK4, COM SCI 4MN3

Cross-list: COMP SCI 4X03
## Course Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to
## Topics

## Evaluation Scheme

four written and programming assignments, 28%

midterm examination, 50 min. (closed book), 20%

final examination, two hours (open book), 52%
## Textbook

No required textbook. Course materials are available
on the course web page.
## Calculator

Only the McMaster Standard calculator will be permitted
in tests and examinations. This is available at the
McMaster Bookstore.
## Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour
in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials
you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic
integrity.
Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a
way that results or could result in unearned academic credit
or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences,
e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with
a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F
assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or
expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes
academic dishonesty. For information on the various types
academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity
Policy, located at

httP://www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

In case of discrepancy between the online and handout version of the
course outline, the handout version shall be taken as correct.

## Faculty Notices

"The Faculty of Engineering is concerned with ensuring an
environment that is free of all discrimination. If there
is a problem, individuals are reminded that they should
contact the Department Chair, the Sexual Harrassment Officer
or the Human Rights Consultant, as the problem occurs."
## Course Material

MATLAB Primer
(pdf)
MATLAB Programming Style Guideline
(pdf)

www.gnu.org/software/octave

References at the end of each chapter

## Lectures

## Tutorials

### Midterm, Oct. 17, Wednesday, 11:30-12:20,
T29 101 (last name A to K), T29 105 (last name L to Z)

2012-2013 (midterm)
### Final, Dec. 18, Tuesday, 19:30-21:30,
IWC 1 (3, 4, 5, 6)

Open book and notes, no electronics

Office hours: Dec. 17, 14:30-16:30, ITB 222

Final Review

2012-2013
final
## Assignments

## Marks

SE3X03

CS4X03

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