CSC 573 Syllabus (Fall Semester 2008)


Course title: Numerical Algorithms (a graduate course)

Instructor: Dr. Aqil M. Azmi

Office: 2150

Telephone: 467-6574

Credit hours: 3


About the course: this is an introductory (graduate level) course which connects the subjects of applied mathematics and computer science, with applications mainly in science and engineering. All the problems will be continuous in nature. This field is the leading employer of supercomputers.


Goals of the course: develop algorithms to solve scientific/engineering problems efficiently with any eye for accuracy.


Recommended textbooks: There is no official textbook for this course. Below are some of the recommended books:

  • C. Gerald and P. Wheatley, Applied Numerical Analysis, 7/e, Addison Wesley, 2003.
  • M. Heath, Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey, 2/e, McGraw-Hill, 2002.


Topics (tentative):

Representation of floating point numbers. Errors in numerical algorithms. Numerical solution of equations in one variable. Interpolation and polynomial approximation. Numerical differentiation and integration. Numerical solution of ODE. Solving linear algebraic systems.



Assignments                           15 points

Term Project                           20 points

Midterm exam                       20 points

Final exam                             45 points


Yahoo group for this course:

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