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Numerical analysis is the area of mathematics and computer science that involves both theoretical and computational investigation of mathematical problems involving continuous functions of real or complex variables. The computational aspects of numerical analysis, such as analysis and determination of round-off error, global or local error and its tolerance, and time and memory requirements of computation, are implemented on handheld calculators, personal computers, and supercomputers. The theoretical aspects of numerical analysis extend to areas such as, for example, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and analysis and concern global or local error bounding and stability and rates of convergence for algorithms. The course topics include numerical solutions of equations of one variable, interpolation and polynomial approximation, numerical differentiation, numerical integration, numerical linear algebra, and the use of difference equations in solving differential equations.

To open the syllabus, course calendar and other course documents,  you will need Adobe Reader; once you download and install Adobe Reader, you will be able to open the files.

Course Documents:

  • Syllabus:  Please carefully read the course syllabus.  This document provides information about the course, the required textbook, the exams and quizzes, the grading policy, attendance and participation, and the make up policy (there are no make up exams or make up quizzes).

  • Readings, Handouts, and Resources:  The only way in which to learn the material is to do the readings, study the theory and methods, and apply what we discuss by working on and exploring various practice exercises. The readings, course handouts, and resources to help you to explore and learn numerical methods. Once a section of the text or a hyperlink to an online reading is posted, you are expected to read the section and access the posted source as well as to begin working on the associated exercises.

  • Course Calendar:  For your convenience, the important dates from the Framingham State College Academic Calendar and the dates of the three (3) examinations and the final examination have been compiled in the course calendar.

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Quizzes:  Quizzes will be unannounced.  Keeping up to date on the readings and practice exercises will help you to be ready to take the quizzes, if any.  Since quizzes will be given at the beginning of class, you must be on time; you will not be given extra time during which to take/complete the quiz if you are late. If you miss an quiz, your grade will be recorded as zero (0). You are expected to be on-time for quizzes; you will not be given additional time during which to take/complete a quiz if you are late.

  • Quiz #1 - Any time now!

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Exams:  There will be three (3) examinations and one (1) cumulative final examination . The dates for these examinations are listed below. These examinations will be closed-book. You must bring a calculator for each examination; extra calculators will not be available for you to borrow during the exam. You will not be allowed to use a computer, the calculator on your cell phone or that on any other device, or scrap paper during these examinations. You are expected to be on-time for the examinations; you will not be given additional time during which to take/complete an examination if you are late..

  • Exam I:  Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Exam II:  Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Exam III:  Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Final Exam:  Friday, May 9, 2014, 8 AM - 11 AM

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Please remember that your questions are important to me, that I want to help you to do well in the course, and that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

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