School of Computer Science

COMP350 Numerical Computing

 Texts and References


  • Ward Cheney & David Kincaid, Numerical Mathematics and Computing, 6th edition, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 2008.
    The following sections will be covered (tentatively): 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.3, 5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2, 7.1-7.3, 9.1-9.2, 10.1-10.2, and 12.1.
  • Michael Overton, Numerical Computing with IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic, SIAM, 2001. Student price: US $20.00
    The part which will be covered by this course can also be found in "Floating Point Representation and the IEEE Standard" (1997) (PDF file)


  • Uri Ascher and Chen Greif: A First Course in Numerical Methods, SIAM, 2011.
  • Cleve Moler: Numerical Computing with MATLAB, SIAM, 2004. Individual chapters can be downloaded from the author's web site

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