Syllabus
Math 565: Applied Numerical Methods I
Fall 2013
Meeting Times: 
Lect: 12:00 noon  12:50 pm Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri., HB 112 Lab: 12:00 noon  12:50 pm Thurs., HB 204 Sep. 25  Dec. 6 
Instructor:  Dr. Jim Schwing 
Office:  HB 219C 
Phone:  963  1432 
Email:  schwing@cwu.edu 
Web Page:  http://www.cwu.edu/~schwing 
Office hours: 
2:00  3:00 pm M W Th and 1:00  2:00 pm F, during my other listed office hours and by appointment. 
Text:  Ward Cheney and David Kincaid, Numerical Mathematics and Computing, 7th Edition, Brooks/Cole, 2013. 
Grading  

Exams (2  26% each)  52% 
Homeworks  24% 
Projects  24% 
Grading Scale  

95  100  A 
90  94  A  
87  89  B + 
83  86  B 
80  82  B  
77  79  C + 
73  76  C 
70  72  C  
60  69  D 
Day  Date  Topic  Readings  Item Due 
1  Sep 25  Introduction  Reading: Ch 1.1 
L1  Sep 26  Lab 0  
2  Sep 27  Introduction (Cont.) & Mathematical Preliminaries  Reading: Ch 1.1. & 1.2 
3  Sep 30  Mathematical Preliminaries  Reading: Ch. 1.2 
4  Oct 1  Floating Point Representation  Reading: Ch. 1.3 
5  Oct 2 
Floating Point Representation & Loss of Significance 
Reading: Ch. 1.3 & 1.4 
L2  Oct 3  Start Project 1  Project 0 Due 
6  Oct 4  Loss of Significance  Reading Ch. 1.4 
7 
Oct 7 
Problem Set  Chap. 1 

8  Oct 8 
Gaussian Elimination 
Reading: Ch. 2.1 
9  Oct 9 
Gaussian Elimination & Extensions 
Reading: Ch. 2.1 & 2.2 
L3  Oct 10  
10  Oct 11  Extensions (cont.)  Reading: Ch. 2.2 
11  Oct 14 
Tridiagonal & Banded Systems 
Reading: Ch. 2.3 
12  Oct 15 
Problem Set  Chap. 2 

  Oct 16  Faculty Development Day  No Classes  
L4  Oct 17  Start Project 2  Project 1 Due 
13  Oct 18  Bisection Method  Reading: Ch. 3.1 
14  Oct 21  Bisection Method & Newton's Method  Reading: Ch. 3.1 & 3.2 
15  Oct 22  Newton's Method  Reading: Ch. 3.2 
16  Oct 23  Secant Method  Reading: Ch. 5 
L5  Oct 24  Start Project 3  Project 2 Due 
17  Oct 25  Problem Set  Chap. 3  
18  Oct 28  Q & A  Ch 1  3 
19  Oct 29  Exam 1  Ch 1  3 
20  Oct 30  Polynomial Interpolation  Reading: Ch.4.1 
L6  Oct 31  
21  Nov 1  Polynomial Interpolation  Reading: Ch.4.1 
22  Nov 4  Errors of Polynomial Interpolation  Reading: Ch. 4.2 
23  Nov 5  Estimating Derivatives & Richardson Extrapolation  Reading: Ch. 4.3 
24  Nov 6  Problem Set  Chap. 4  
L7  Nov 7  Start Project 4  Project 3 Due 
25  Nov 8  Catchup Day  
  Nov 11  Veteran's Day  No Classes  
26  Nov 12  Trapezoid Method  Reading: Ch. 5.1 
27  Nov 13  Trapezoid Method & Romberg Algorithm  Reading: Ch. 5.1 & 5.2 
L8  Nov 14  Start Project 5  Project 4 Due 
28  Nov 15  Romberg Algorithm  Reading: Ch. 5.2 
29  Nov 18  Simpson & NewtonCotes Rules  Reading: Ch. 5.3 
30  Nov 19  Simpson & NewtonCotes Rules (cont.) & Gaussian Quadrature  Reading: Ch. 5.3 & 5.4 
31  Nov 20  Gaussian Quadrature  Reading: Ch. 5.4 
L9  Nov 21  Continue Project 5  
32  Nov 22  Problem Set  Chap. 5  
33  Nov 25  Low Degree Splines  Reading: Ch. 6.1 
34  Nov 26  Natural Cubic Splines  Reading: Ch. 6.2 
  Nov 27  29  Thanksgiving Break  No Classes  
35  Dec 2  Natural Cubic Splines & B Splines  Reading: Ch. 6.2 & 6.3 
36  Dec 3  B Splines  Readings: Ch. 6.2 
37  Dec 4  Problem Set  Chap. 6  
L10  Dec 5  Continue Project 5  Project 5 Due 
38  Dec 6  Q & A  
  Dec 12  Final Exam 12 noon  2 pm  subject to change  check Registrar's schedule when posted 
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