Week 1 (Lecture 1)
Sept 2014
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 Course Outline
 Introduction
Reading:
Overton: Chap 1; Cheney and Kincaid: 1.1

Week 2 (Lectures 23)
Sept 2014
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 Decimal and binary representation
 Computer representation of numbers
 IEEE floating point representation
 Rounding
Reading:
Overton: Chapters 25; Cheney and Kincaid: 1.3.

Week 3 (Lectures 45)
Sept 2014
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 Floating point operations
 Exceptional situations
 Floating point in C
 Taylor series
 Approximating a derivative
 Numerical cancellation
Reading:
Overton: Chapters 611; Cheney and Kincaid: 1.2, 4.3 (1st part)

Week 4 (Lectures 67)
Sept 2014
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 MATLAB demo
 Solving a linear system of equations
 Gaussian elimination with no pivoting
Reading:
 Overton: Chap 11. Cheney and Kincaid: 1.4, 2.1

Week 5 (Lectures 89)
Sept, Oct 2014
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Solving a linear system of equations
 Gaussian elimination with partial pivoting
 Some theoretical results about GEPP
 Solving tridiagonal systems by GENP
Reading:
Cheney and Kincaid: 2.2 & 2.3

Week 6 (Lectures 1011)
October 2014
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Solving a nonlinear equation:
 Introduction
 The bisection method
 Newton's method
Reading:
Cheney and Kincaid: 3.1, 3.2

Week 7 (Midterm)
October 2014
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 In class Midterm on Oct 15.

Week 8 (Lectures 1213)
October 2014
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 Solving a nonlinear equation:
 Newton's method, ctd.
 The secant method
 Comparsions of the three methods.
 Polynomial interpolation:
Reading:
Cheney and Kincaid: 3.3, 4.1.

Week 9 (Lectures 1415)
October, Novemebr 2014
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Polynomial interpolation:
 Lagrange form
 Newton form
Reading:
Cheney and Kincaid: 4.2

Week 10 (Lectures 1617)
November 2014
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Spline interpolation:
 Linear spline
 Cubic spline
Reading: Cheney and Kincaid: 6.1, 6.2
