Scientific Computation can be described as the use of numerical methods to solve specific problems in engineering and other areas. The course provides an introduction to various methods and algorithms in Scientific Computation. Understanding of the material will be solidified through programming in C and Maple. Several applications will be analyzed in detail.
Prerequisites CP104, MA103, (or MA110*), MA104, MA122, MA205
Instructor Dr. Ilias S. Kotsireas, Office 2076A, Office Hours: 24/7 and by appointment, Phone 884-0710 ext. 2218 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists by Singiresu S. Rao ISBN: 0-13-089480-X Publisher: Prentice Hall Copyright: 2002
Textbook Support Web Site: http://www.prenhall.com/rao/ Course Website: http://sauron.wlu.ca/kotsireas/teaching.html
Fall Semester Timetable
| Mon | Wed | Fri | | 1:30-2:20 | 1:30-2:20 | 1:30-2:20 | | BA 111 | BA 111 | BA 111 | ______________|____________|____________|____________|_____ | | | | | | | | Week 1: | Sep 12 | Sep 14 | Sep 16 | make-up lectures Week 2: | Sep 19 | Sep 21 | Sep 23 | Week 3: | Sep 26 | Sep 28 | Sep 30 | Week 4: | Oct 3 | Oct 5 | Oct 7 | Week 5: | Oct 10* | Oct 12 | Oct 14 | Week 6: | Oct 17** | Oct 19 | Oct 21 | ---------------------------------------------------------- Week 7: | Oct 24 | Oct 26 | Oct 28 | Week 8: | Oct 31 | Nov 2 | Nov 4 | Week 9: | Nov 7 | Nov 9 | Nov 11 | Week 10: | Nov 14 | Nov 16 | Nov 18 | Week 11: | Nov 21 | Nov 23 | Nov 25 | Week 12: | Nov 28 | Nov 30 | Dec 2 | | Dec 5*** | | | ______________|__ _________|____________|____________|____ | | | | * Thanksgiving, no classes ** Midterm Examination *** Make-up class for October 10, Thanksgiving
Maple is a Computational Algebra System that allows the user to perform symbolic and numeric computations, visualization, experimentation and much more. Maple will be used extensively in the course assignments as well as the Term Project. Maple is being developed maintained and distributed by Maplesoft. Maple is available in Wilfrid Laurier University labs and the latest release of Maple 10, can also be obtained individually through the Maple Adoption Program.
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