MATH 170B, Spring 2016

Instruction

Instructor: Prof. Jiawang Nie
Office: AP&M 5864.
Phone: (858) 534-6015.
Email: n j w "AT" math dot ucsd dot edu.
Office hours: MW 2:30-3:30 or by appointment

Lectures

Time: 12:00 - 12:50, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Location: PETER 102

Attending the lecture is a fundamental part of the course; you are responsible for material presented in the lecture whether or not it is discussed in the textbook. You should expect questions on the exams that will test your understanding of concepts discussed in the lecture. Please make sure your cell phone is turned off and put away during lecture.

TA Contact Info

Chao Fan : Office Hours: 2:30-4:30, Thursdays, APM 2313. Email: chf004@ucsd.edu

Course Description

Rounding and discretization errors. Calculation of roots of polynomials and nonlinear equations. Interpolation and Approximation. Numerical Differentiation and Integration.

Here is a tentative course schedule.

Prerequisite

Calculus, Linear Algebra.

Textbook

Richard L. Burden and J. Douglas Faires, Numerical Analysis , 10th-edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole.

Discussion Sessions and Teaching Assistants

Attending discussion sections is a requirement for this course.

Session A01: 6:00pm - 6:50pm, Wednesdays,   Room: WLH 2114.
Session A02: 7:00pm - 7:50pm, Wednesdays,   Room: WLH 2114.

Homework Assignments

Homework will be assigned weekly and be collected by the TA at 6pm, in the drop-box, on the due date. The worst of your homework assignment grades will be droped. No late homework will be accepted for any reasons.
  • Homework #1: due on 04/07/2016 Solution .
      Section 1.1: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, 30
  • Homework #2: due on 04/14/2016 Solution .
        Section 1.3: 6, 8,10,12
        Section 2.1: 2, 8, 12, 14, 18
        Section 2.2: 5, 14(c), 16, 20, 22, 24,
  • Homework #3: due on 04/21/2016 Solution .
        Section 2.3: 2, 4(a), 14(a,c), 18, 24,
        Section 2.4: 2, 6(a), 8, 10, 12
        Section 2.5: 2, 13, 14, 15,17
  • Homework #4: due on 05/05/2016 Solution .
        Section 2.6: 2(b), 6, 7(b),
        Section 3.1: 2(a), 4(a), 5(a), 9, 12, 15, 21
        Section 3.2: 2(b), 3(a,b), 6, 7, 10
  • Homework #5: due on 05/12/2016 Solution .
        Section 3.3: 1(a), 4(a), 6(a), 7(a), 13, 15, 16, 20(a), 22
        Section 3.4: 2(c), 4(c), 6(a), 11(a), 11(b)
  • Homework #6: due on 05/19/2016 Solution .
        Section 4.1: 2(a), 5(a), 7(a), 24, 26, 27, 28, 29
        Section 4.2: 1(a), 5, 8, 10, 12(c), 12(e), 13(a),
  • Homework #7: due on 06/02/2016 Solution .
        Section 4.3: 1(c), 7(c), 13, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28
        Section 4.4: 2(b), 4(b), 8, 17, 22, 23
  • Please write your names, ID nubmers, and section numbers on your homework, and staple together your homework pages.

    Calculators

    You may use any handheld calculator (but not a computer, PDA or any device with network capability) during exams; however, you will be expected to show all relevant computational steps: No credit will be given for unsupported answers gotten directly from a calculator.

    Exams

    There will be two (2) midterm exams given during the regular lecture hour. You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to each midterm exam. Please make sure your cell phone is turned off and put away during exams.
  • Midterm I - in class, April 20, Wednesday, 2016. Here is the pracitce exam.
  • Midterm II - in class, May 20, Friday, 2016. Here is the pracitce exam.
  • Final - 11:30am - 2:29 pm, 6/08/2016. Here is the practice final exam.
  • Make-up exam policy

    There will be no make-up exams for this couse. If you miss a midterm for any reason, then your course grade will be computed with the final exam counting 70% of your weighted average. You cannot miss the final exam.

    Grading

    The final course grade will be based on homework assignments, midterm and final exams. Your final grade will be the best of the following two weighted averages.
  • 10% Homework, 20% Midterm Exam I, 20% Midterm Exam II, 50% Final Exam
  • 10% Homework, 20% best Midterm Exam, 70% Final Exam
  • In addition, you must pass the final examination in order to pass the course.

    The grades will be curved within the entire class.

    Academic Integrity

    Every student is expected to conduct themselves with academic integrity. Any kind of cheatings is not allowed in this course. Violations of academic integrity will be treated seriously.

    See UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship.