Math 465 Advanced Topics in Numerical Analysis
Section 31 4:15 - 6:55 pm MW Sci 224
Instructor: Dr. Zhonggang Zeng, Office: Sci 218D, Phone: 773-442-5763
Web site: http://www.neiu.edu/~zzeng and go to Math 465A
Office hours: Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00 pm
Friday 12:00 - 12:45 pm
or by appointment, No appointment needed in regular office hours.
Prereq: Math 304 with grade A, B, or C
Text: B.N. Datta, Numerical Linear Algebra and Applications, SIAM Publications
The textbook can be purchased online, with about 30% discount after
becoming a SIAM Student Member. Apply here for free.
Computer: A laptop or netbook computer is required
Software: It is required that you download and install Octave from
which is free.
Course Methods and applications of Numerical Linear Algebra
Method Lectures, question and answer sessions, moderated individual
of Instruction and group problem solving sessions, hand-in problem
assignments, regular use of technology in and out of the
Homework: There will be homework assignments and in-class projects in classes.
These assignments will be graded on the basis of mathematical
correctness and presentation. Assignments must be in final
form - no scratch work please. Homework is due every Friday.
No late homework will be accepted but 2 worst scores will
be dropped. I reserve the right to deduct 50% or more for
poorly presented assignments. You are encouraged to discuss
with each other but may not copy works. If you miss a class,
please check the web site for the assignment.
Exams: There will be one midterm exam on Friday, Oct. 29 and a
take home Final Exam due on
Friday, Dec. 17, 6:00 pm
Method Evaluation of your performance in the course is based on
of Evaluation the mid-term exams (100 points), assignments (200 points),
and the Final Exam (200 points). The total number of points
is 500. The scale of grading:
90-100% (450-500 pts): A, 80-89%(400-449 pts): B,
65-79% (325-399 pts): C, 55-64%(275-324 pts): D
Department secretaries will not give out final grades. Please do not ask.
Friday, Nov. 12 is the last day to drop this class