323H Elements of Scientific Computing: Honors

Fundamentals of software issues related to scientific computing. Subjects 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. Computer Science 323E and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Computer Science 303E, 305J, 307, 312, 312H, 315, or 315H with a grade of at least C-; credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Mathematics 340L, 341, or Statistics and Scientific Computation 329C; and consent of the honors director.

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