General information
Course Description
Numerical differentiation and integration. Ordinary differential equations and their numerical solution. Basic existence and stability theory. Difference equations. Boundary value problems.
Prerequisites
Calculus, linear algebra, and basic knowledge of programming. It will be very helpful if students have taken at least one of Math 20D, 130A, 130B, 170A, and 170B.
Textbook
Timothy Sauer, Numerical Analysis, Pearson, 2006.
Note: We will only cover parts of Chapters 5, 6, and 7.
Recommended book
Eugene Isaacson and Herbert Bishop Keller, Analysis of Numerical Methods.
Note: We will occasionally include materials from Chapters 6, 7, and 8.
Software
MATLAB is the official mathematical software and programming tool of the class.
Lectures
MWF 1:00pm1:50pm, HSS 1315
Instructor
Dr. Gantumur Tsogtgerel
Office: AP&M 5151. Phone: 8585343992. Email: gantumur at math.ucsd.edu.
Office hours: M 2pm5pm, or by appointment.
Discussion Section
W 7:00pm7:50pm, CENTR 217
Teaching Assistant
Hieu Nguyen
Office: AP&M 6422. Phone: 8585349067. Email: htn005 at math.ucsd.edu.
Office hours: Tu 2pm3pm, Th 3:30pm4:30pm
Homework Assignments
Both analytical and computational. Assigned and graded every week except the first and the midterm weeks. The homeworks should be turned in before or right after the lecture on Friday.
 No late homework will be accepted except with an approved reasonable excuse (such as hospitalization, a family emergency, and a major religious activity) is provided.
 For computational problems, print out and submit the code that you modified or created (usually the mfile) and the main result (e.g., in command window) only.
Exams
There will be one midterm exam which is closebook and closenote, and a final exam which is openbook and opennote. The final exam will be cumulative.
Midterm exam: Friday May 11
Final exam: 11:30am2:29pm, Friday June 15
Neither rescheduled nor makeup exams will be allowed unless a written verification of a valid excuse (such as hospitalization, family emergency, religious observance, court appearance, etc.) is provided.
Grading
The final course grade will be determined based on the exams and homework with the following weights: analytic homework + 15%, computer homework + 15%, midterm exam + 25%, and the final exam + 45%.
