323E Elements of Scientific Computing

Undergraduate Program

Fundamentals of software issues related to scientific computing. Topics include floating-point computations, numerical computation errors, interpolation, integration, solution of linear systems of equations, optimization, and initial value problems of ordinary differential equations. Implementation of algorithms are investigated using MATLAB for matrix and vector computations. Examples are drawn from a variety of science and mathematics areas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a degree in computer science. CS 323E and 323H may not both be counted.


The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each:  Computer Science 303E, 312 or 312H, 314 or 314H or 315 or 315H, or Electrical Engineering 422C (or 322C).