Day (Week) 
Section 
Topic
• Materials 
Due or Exam
• Assigned 
M 8/23
(1) 
Ed's notes 
root finding


W 8/25 
Ed's notes 
cont. & Matlab intro
Octave Online 

F 8/27 
1.1 
floating point basics (& Matlab intro) 

M 8/30
(2) 

cont. 
notes due 
W 9/1 
1.2 
conditioning of problems 

F 9/3 
1.3 
stability of algorithms


M 9/6
(3) 

no class: Labor Day 
no class 
W 9/8 
2.1 
polynomial interpolation

A #1 due

F 9/10 
2.2 
cont.; matrices 

M 9/13
(4) 
2.3 
linear systems, and triangular linear systems 

W 9/15 
2.4 
LU factorization 
A #2 due

F 9/17 

cont. 

M 9/20
(5) 
2.5 
performance of algorithms 

W 9/22 
2.6 
pivoting 
A #3 due 
F 9/24 
2.7 
vector and matrix norms
Quarterterm Quiz
in class (F01) or proctored (FXA) 
Quarterterm Quiz 
M 9/27
(6) 

cont. 

W 9/29 
2.8 
matrix conditioning 

F 10/1 
2.9 
matrix structure 

M 10/4
(7) 
3.1 
fitting to data (overdetermined systems) 

W 10/6 
3.2 
normal equations 

F 10/8 

cont. 

M 10/11
(8) 
4.1 
rootfinding (again) 

W 10/13 
4.2 
fixed point iteration 

F 10/15 

Midterm Exam
in class (F01) or proctored (FXA) 
Midterm Exam 
M 10/18
(9) 
4.3 
Newton method 

W 10/20 
4.4 
secant method 

F 10/22 
4.5 
Newton method for systems 

M 10/25
(10) 

cont. 

W 10/27 
5.1 
interpolation 

F 10/29 
5.2 
piecewiselinear interpolation 

M 11/1
(11) 
5.3 
splines 

W 11/3 
5.6 
numerial integration 

F 11/5 
5.7 
adaptive integration 

M 11/8
(12) 
6.1 
initial value problems 

W 11/10 
6.2 
Euler's method 

F 11/12 
6.3 
systems of differential equations 

M 11/15
(13) 
6.4, 6.5 
RungeKutta methods (and adaptivity) 

W 11/17 

cont. 

F 11/19 
7.1 
matrices for life 

M 11/22
(14) 
7.2 
eigenvalues 

W 11/24 

no class: Thanksgiving Break 
no class 
F 11/26 

no class: Thanksgiving Break 
no class 
M 11/29
(15) 
7.3, 7.5 
singular value decomposition 

W 12/1 
8.1 
sparsity and structure 

F 12/3 
8.2 
power iteration
last day of class 

M 12/6
(16) 

no class: Finals Week 
no class 
W 12/8 

no class: Finals Week 
no class 
F 12/10 

Final Exam 10:15am12:15pm
in class (F01) or proctored (FXA) 
Final Exam 