MSUB Mathematics Department

M 371 Numerical Computing

Course Description

4 credits
Prerequisite: M 333
Presents floating-point arithmetic, approximate solution of equations and systems of equations, polynomial interpolation, numerical integration and differentiation, and the approximate solution of ordinary differential equations.  Exact topics may vary from year to year.

Learning Outcomes

  • machine numbers and related errors
  • numerical solution of scalar equations
  • interpolation of data using polynomials
  • solution of linear and nonlinear systems
  • numerical differentiation and integration
  • approximation of data using cubic splines
  • approximate solution of differential equations

Course Documents

  • Sample syllabus