Math 2071, Spring 2012

Location: Thackeray 704

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

Office Hours: MW 1:30pm-3:00pm and by appointment

Text: Numerical Mathematics, Quarteroni et al.

Lab Instructor: Dr. Mike Sussman

Lab Time: MW 4:20pm - 5:35pm

Homework Assignments:

Exams:

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.

Misc:

Region of Stability Plots.mw (Maple file)

Grading scale:

Midterm exam: 20%

Final exam: 25%

Homework: 25%

Labs: 30%