Catalog Description: 

Error analysis; numerical methods for interpolation, approximation, integration, and solution of nonlinear equations and differential equations. Computer programs written and analyzed. (Offered as needed.) 
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Required Course Materials: 
Kendall E. Atkinson, Elementary Numerical Analysis, 2^{nd} edition, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 2003 (ISBN 047150999X) References: Steven Schonefeld, Numerical Analysis via Derive, MathWare, Urbana IL, 1994. Kendall E. Atkinson, An Introduction to Numerical Analysis, John Wiley and Sons. 
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Course Objectives: 
The student will acquire a knowledge of standard algorithms for the approximate solution of algebra and calculus problems. This will include an understanding of the motivation and underlying concepts of these methods as well as their implementation by means of various computational technologies. We also intend to examine the various factors which influence the performance of these programs and develop an ability to judge and, when necessary, improve their reliability in specific applications.

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Revised: May 2006