Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Welcome to Students
 What does this math course have to offer?
 Numerical analysis uses the methods of calculus to quantify the
discrepancies between exact symbolic results and the approximations found by
computer algorithms. Specific problems addressed by this course include the
solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation and polynomial approximation,
numerical integration and differential equations.
 What applications does numerical analysis have to my
future career?
 Have a look at
Some disasters caused by numerical errors, a warning about what can
happen when the lessons taught in this course were not taken to heart.
 What books should I purchase for this class?

The required text is Süli, Endre and David F. Mayers,
An Introduction to Numerical Analysis,
Cambridge University Press, 2006. You should also download the following
materials and read each item before we reach the corresponding topic in
class.