School of Computer Science

COMP350 Numerical Computing

 Lecture Content, Notes and Reading

Week 1 (Lecture 1)

   Sept 2014
     S  M Tu W Th  F  S
        1  2  3 4  5  6     
  • Course Outline
  • Introduction
Reading:
Overton: Chap 1; Cheney and Kincaid: 1.1

Week 2 (Lectures 2-3)

   Sept 2014
     S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
     7  8  9 10 11 12 13 
  • Decimal and binary representation
  • Computer representation of numbers
  • IEEE floating point representation
  • Rounding
Reading:
Overton: Chapters 2-5; Cheney and Kincaid: 1.3.

Week 3 (Lectures 4-5)

   Sept 2014
      S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
     14 15 16 17 18 19 20   
  • Floating point operations
  • Exceptional situations
  • Floating point in C
  • Taylor series
  • Approximating a derivative
  • Numerical cancellation
Reading:
Overton: Chapters 6-11; Cheney and Kincaid: 1.2, 4.3 (1st part)

Week 4 (Lectures 6-7)

   Sept 2014
      S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
     21 22 23 24 25 26 27    
  • MATLAB demo
  • Solving a linear system of equations
    • Gaussian elimination with no pivoting
Reading:
  • Overton: Chap 11. Cheney and Kincaid: 1.4, 2.1


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