Mathematics 642:573 Numerical Analysis I

Lecture Notes will be posted to the course web site after each class. For those students who also wish to have another source for the material, I recommend purchasing one of the following texts:

K. Atkinson, An Introduction to Numerical Analysis,, (second edition), Wiley, 1989.

D. Kincaid and W. Cheney: Mathematics of Scientific Computing, (third edition), American Mathematical Society, 2002.

A. Quarteroni, R. Sacco, and F. Saleri, Numerical Mathematics,, (second edition), Springer, 2004.

J. Stoer and R. Bulirsch: Introduction to Numerical Analysis, (third edition) Springer, 2002.

These books differ in the level of mathematical sophistication required, so it is helpful to look at the different books before deciding which one to purchase.

Class meetings: Tuesday, Thursday 6th period (5:00 - 6:20), SEC 210 (Fall, 2015)


Professor Richard Falk
Hill Center, Room 722
Course Web Page

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 3:45-4:45, and by appointment

Teaching Assistant: Tom Sznigir
Hill Center, Room 608
Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 12:00

Grader: Tongtong Li
Office Hours: Friday from 9:30 to 11:30, Hill 103


2 Midterm Exams (80 minutes): 25% each
Homework: 10%
Final exam: 40%


There will be one assignment for each 2-3 class periods. Late homework assignments are generally not allowed, although students with exceptional circumstances may be granted short extensions. Please see me as soon as a problem arises.


You may discuss homework problems with me or with other students. However, after you have finished discussing a problem, you must write your solution independently, not in concert with others. If you consult any source (such as a web page, solutions from a previous semester, etc.) in the preparation of homework, you must acknowledge this by citing that source; moreover, the work you turn in must be written up in your own words, not copied from a source. Failure to observe these restrictions will be treated as a violation of the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.

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