Teaching Spring 2018

Here's the list of topics for the course: Topics

MA 321: Intro to Numerical Methods

  • Syllabus Write-Up Guide
  • Office: POT 702
  • Office Phone: (859) 257-6804
  • Email: george dot lytle at uky dot edu
  • Office Hours:
    • TR 9:30AM - 10:30AM
    • W 9:00AM - 9:50AM
    • Other times by appointment
  • Textbook: Numerical Mathematics and Computing, 7th Ed. by Cheney & Kincaid
  • WebWork Link     Octave Online

Important Dates

  • Midterm Exam: Wednesday, March 7 11:00am
  • Final Exam: Tuesday, May 1 10:30am

Homework Assignments

Webwork 1 due 1:00am on Jan 23
Homework 1 due in class Jan 24
Homework 2 due in class Jan 31
Homework 3 due in class Feb 5
Homework 4 due in class Feb 16
Homework 3.5 due in class Feb 12
Homework 5 due in class Feb 28
Homework 6 due to Canvas Mar 7
Webwork 2-Interpolation due 1:00am on Mar 31
Webwork 3-Integration due 1:00am on Apr 14
Homework 7 due in class Apr 18
Homework 8 due at the final May 1

Demonstrations

Calculating Machine Epsilon
Load Bisection Problem     Bisection Method
Fixed Point Examples
Newton's & Secant Methods
Forward Euler Method
Initial Value Problem Examples
Fun with Fehlberg
Interpolation Examples
Linear Algebra Worksheet     Solutions
Gaussian Elimination Code

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