Basic topics of scientific computing that are necessary for science and engineering students. Solving mathematical problems by different numerical methods. Quantitative reasoning concepts will be emphasized in comparing and verification of the correctness of the solutions. Mathematical software packages will be used. This course is intended for freshman and sophomore students.
This course fulfills Area III (Quantitative Reasoning) requirements. Introduction to Matlab and other software packages for numerical and symbolic manipulation, computer arithmetic, solutions of systems of equations, differentiation and integration, root finding, interpolation and curve fitting.