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.