CSC260F Introduction to Scientific, Symbolic and Graphical Computation

Aims Outline

Main Reference
Radford Neal, Christina Christara CSC260 Lecture Slides (and brief guides on Maple and MATLAB) To be available after each lecture
Eugene Fiume An Introduction to Scientific, Symbolic and Graphical Computation A. K. Peters 1995
General Numerical Methods
Michael Heath Scientific Computing: an introductory survey McGraw-Hill Inc. 2003
S. D. Conte and Carl de Boor Elementary Numerical Analysis McGraw-Hill Inc.
Richard L. Burden and J. Douglas Faires Numerical Analysis Brooks/Cole 2001, 7th edition
Keith Geddes, George Labahn and Michael Monagan Maple 12 Advanced Programming Guide MapleSoft 2008
M. B. Monagan ... [et al.] Maple V programming guide Springer-Verlag 1998
K. M. Heal, M. L. Hansen and K. M. Rickard Maple V learning guide Springer-Verlag 1998
Charles F. Van Loan Introduction to Scientific Computing: A matrix-vector approach using MATLAB Prentice Hall 2000


Schedule for Fall 2008
Lectures Wednesday 7-9 Room BA 1230
Tutorial Wednesday 6-7 Room BA 1230
Office Hours Wednesday 5-6 (other hours by appointment) Room BA 4226

Tentative marking scheme for Fall 2008
Problem set 1 8%Wed, Oct 8
Midterm test 24%Wed, Oct 22
Problem set 2 8%Wed, Nov 5
Problem set 3 8%Wed, Nov 19
Problem set 4 8%Wed, Dec 3
Final exam 44%
The problem sets include computer work (programming, testing).
The problem sets are to be done individually by each student.
Must get at least 33% in the final exam.
Must get at least 33% in the computer work part of the problem sets.
Midterm test and Final exam: Calculators are the only aids permitted.