Lectures

This page will be updated after class and is meant to serve as a historical record of what has been covered. Also, sample codes presented during lecture will be provided here. Lecture notes will not be posted online.

Topic Material Examples
Week 1 Intro and Basic Concepts Ch 1, Appendix A
08/29 Intro to Computational Methods 1.1
08/31 Numbers and errors 1.2-1.3 precision_test.m, summing.m, aqchem_ex.m
Week 2 MATLAB, Systems of Linear Equations Appendix A, Ch. 4
09/05 MATLAB review (scripts, functions, scope, debugging), Intro to linear equations Appendix A, 4.1 fibonacci_example.m
09/07 Gauss Elimination, Gauss-Jordan, Backsubstitution 4.1 - 4.4 myfunc.m, GEBS_vs_GJ.pdf
Week 3 MATLAB, Systems of Linear Equations Appendix A, Ch. 4
09/12 LU decomposition, matrix inverse 2.3, 2.4, 4.5-4.6
09/14 Existence, conditioning, and iterative algorithms (Gauss-Seidel, Jacobi) 2.3, 2.4, 4.7, 4.10, 4.11
Week 4 Iterative Solutions, Nonlinear Equations Ch. 4, Ch. 3
09/19 Iterative solutions and programming sqrt_demo.m
09/21 Nonlinear equations 3.1 - 3.5