**
University of Kentucky**

**
MA/CS/EGR 537 Numerical Analysis**

Section 2 - Spring 2016

MWF 11:00-11:50 in CB 341

Dr. Qiang Ye

735 Patterson Office Tower, Phone: 257-4653, Email: qye3 "at" uky . edu

Office Hours: M: 2-3 pm; WF: 3-4pm.

## Text

- Numerical Analysis by Walter Gautschi, Birkhäuser, 2011.

Ebook is available for free when on UKY network through springer link SpringerLink.

## Course Coverage

The course studies numerical algorithms and related theory for solving a variety of mathematical problems. The following topics will be covered:
- Computer arithmetic and condition number
- Polynomial and Spline Interpolation and Approximation
- Numerical Differentiation and Integration
- Finding Roots and Fixed-Points:
- Initial Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations:

## Grading

The course grade will be based on homeworks (55%), a midterm exam (15%) and a final exam (30%).
## Computing

Some assigned homework problems will require programming in MATLAB (or Octave).
For those who have not used MATLAB before, this free book by Moler (Introduction to MATLAB) provides a good introduction. MATLAB also has an extensive
on-line help facility (just type "help" or
"help commandname" in
MATLAB).
## Homeworks and Exams:

## Demonstration Programs

The following are some MATLAB demonstration codes. You can run them online at Octave online.