** Handouts**

- Homework 1
- Homework 2, due Fri 30 Sep.
- Homework 3, due Mon 10 Oct.
- Romberg integration
- Homework 4, due Fri 28 Oct.
- Homework 5, due on or before Fri 11 Nov. | Solutions
- Supplemental questions for midterm.
- Homework 6, due Wed 7 dec.
- Midterm
- Course review sheet/sample exam questions
- Final

** Computer programs: **
Some homework questions will require minimal computer programming. You
can use a computer program of your choice (see a sample list below),
however **I will be using mostly Maple for in-class demonstrations. Note
that Maple is also installed on school computers.** If you dont have access
to maple or matlab, I recommend you use Octave which is available for
free. Here is a list of the most popular programs:

- Matlab (commercial): This is very useful for numerical programming. It is often a program of choice for mathematical/engineering/scientific numerical computations.
- Maple (commercial): This is a very popular symbolic manipulation program. It can do things like integral of sin x symbolically. It has sufficient numerical capabilities for the purposes of this course. Dalhousie has a limited licence which allows it to be used on university computers.
- Octave (free): This is basically a matlab clone but it is free. If you dont have access to matlab or maple, you can use Octave instead.
- Mathematica (commercial): Another popular symbolic compuation program.
- C/java/fortran/python/...: These are general-purpose languages. You can use them if you prefer; however I strongly recommend going with one of the other options instead.

** Outline: **
We will cover the basic numerical methods including
root finding; interpolation; differentiation and
integration; ordinary differential equations; stability and error
estimates.

** Evaluation:**
The evaluation will consist of homework sets (roughly 2 homeworks per
three weeks), an in-class midterm and a
final exam. The grade will be calculated based on the maximum of:

30% homework, 20% midterm, 50% final

20% homework, 10% midterm, 70% final

The worst homework grade will be dropped. There will be no makeups of
homeworks.

**Grade conversion scale scale: **
F:<50
D:50-54.9
C-:55-57.9
C:58-61.9
C+:62-64.9
B-:65-69.9
B:70-74.9
B+:75-79.9
A-:80-84.9
A:85-89.9
A+:90-100

**Intellectual Honesty and Plagiarism: **
If you cheat, you will get into lots of trouble; it is not worth it.
For the details, please
read the section on academic honesty in the student calendar.