Math 2070, Fall 2012

Location:  Thackeray 704

Time: MW 3:00pm-4:15pm

Office Hours: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Text:  Numerical Mathematics, Quarteroni et al.

Lab Instructor:  Dr. Mike Sussman

Lab Time:  M 4:20pm - 5:35pm, W 5:00pm-6:15pm

Course Syllabus

Homework Assignments:

  1. Homework 1  Answers

  2. Homework 2  Answers

  3. Homework 3  Answers

  4. Homework 4  Answers

  5. Homework 5 Answers

  6. Homework 6  Answers

  7. Homework 7  Answers

  8. Homework 8  Answers

  9. Homework 9  Answers

Computational Projects:

All projects are based on Matlab, a mathematical software package with an extensive library of mathematical and scientific function calls entirely built-in.  All of the labs are available online on Dr. Sussman's webpage.

One may obtain a free copy of the Matlab software package onto their personal computers through the University. To download a version, go to this link and select the ``Software Download Service at My Pitt'' link.  After entering your username and password, click on the ``Software Download Service Login'' link  in the upper-right hand side of the webpage.  Then find the appropriate version (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to download.  Alternatively, the University of Pittsburgh has a full-featured version of  Matlab available for students to install on their personal computers for $5 (for a one year license).  One may pick up a copy in person at Software Licensing Services (SLS), 204 Bellefield Hall.   Finally, one may access Matlab in any of the University computer labs.


  1. Midterm Answers

  2. Final Exam and Answers


  1. Trapezoid rule example 1

  2. Trapezoid rule example 2

Grading scale:

Midterm exam: 20%

Final exam:       25%

Homework:       25%

Labs:                 30%