This
course begins with a brief introduction to
writing programs in a higher level language, such as Mathematica.
Students are
taught fundamental principles regarding machine representation of
numbers,
types of computational errors, and propagation of errors. The numerical
methods
include finding zeros of functions, solving systems of linear
equations,
interpolation and approximation of functions, numerical integration and
differentiation, and solving initial value problems of ordinary
differential
equations.
Prerequisite: MA 116; Corequisite: MA 221 or permission of the
instructor.
