AMCS 206 Applied Numerical Methods

Prerequisites: Advanced and multivariate calculus. No degree credit for AMCS majors. A fast-paced one-semester survey of numerical methods for engineers and scientists, with an emphasis on technique and software. Computer representation of numbers and floating point errors. Numerical solution of systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, interpolation, least squares, quadrature, optimization, nonlinear equations, approximation of solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations. Truncation error, numerical stability, stiffness, and operation and storage complexity of numerical algorithms.