Reading and Quizzes

As described in the syllabus, you are expected to read each section prior to class. The reading assignments are listed below.

Note: All dates further than one week in advance are tentative, and may be changed without notice.

Also as discussed in the syllabus for each reading assignment you will have a warmup “quiz”:

  • The reading assignments below must be completed prior to class on the date indicated.
  • Problems based on each reading must be completed on Canvas prior to the beginning of class on the date indicated.

The format of each line is as follows:

  • Class Date: book reading, pp. X-Y [corresponding sections from posted lecture notes]

If no book reading is listed for that date, then there is no reading quiz for that material.

General Scientific Computing in MATLAB

This portion of the course is loosely based on chapter 1 from the book; I recommend that you read this during the first few weeks of class

  • January 23: [syllabus, introduction, notes section 1.1]
  • January 25: [notes section 1.2]
  • January 30: [notes sections 1.3-1.3]
  • February 1: [notes sections 1.5-1.6]
  • February 6: [notes sections 1.7-1.8]
  • February 8: [notes sections 1.9-1.10]
  • February 13: [notes section 1.11]
  • February 15: [notes section 1.12]
  • February 20: [notes sections 1.13-1.14]
  • February 22: [notes section 1.15]
  • February 27: [notes section 1.15]

Practice exercises (section 1.9): 1.4, 1.5, 1.9, 1.13

Chapter 2 – Nonlinear equations

  • March 1: book section 2.1, pp. 41-43 [notes, first 3 pages of ch2.pdf]
  • March 6: book section 2.6, pp. 56-62 [notes, finish section 2.2]
  • March 8: book section 2.2, pp. 43-47 [notes section 2.3]
  • March 20: book section 2.3, pp. 47-51 [notes section 2.4]
  • March 22: book section 2.4, pp. 51-52 [notes section 2.5]
  • March 27: book section 2.5, pp. 52-56 [notes sections 2.6 & 2.7]
  • March 29: [notes section 2.8]

Practice exercises (section 2.10): practice: 2.11 (set up Newton iteration function), 2.13 (set up Newton iteration function), 2.14 (set up Newton iteration function), 2.15, 2.16, 2.17

Chapter 4 – Numerical differentiation and integration

  • April 5: book sections 4.1-4.2, pp. 113-117 [notes section 4.1]
  • April 10: book sections 4.3-4.3.2, pp. 117-121 [notes sections 4.2 & 4.2.1]
  • April 17: book section 4.3.3, pp. 121-123 [notes section 4.2.2]
  • April 19: book section 4.4, pp. 126-127 [notes section 4.2.3]
  • April 24: [notes sections 4.2.4 & 4.2.5]
  • April 16: book section 4.6, pp. 131-133 [notes section 4.3]

Practice exercises (section 4.8): practice: 4.3, 4.5 (written portion only), 4.8, 4.11, 4.12