**COURSE SYLLABUS AND OUTLINE**

**CSE 3802**** / ECE 3431**

**NUMERICAL METHODS IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION**

LECTURE: ITE 127, Tue/Thur 9:30am – 10:45am |
LAB: TBA |

INSTRUCTOR: Jinbo Bi Phone: 486-1458 Email: jinbo@engr.uconn.edu Office hours: Tue/Thur 3 pm – 4pm Office: ITEB 233 |
TEACHING ASSISTANT: Ozgur Oksuz Phone: 486-1799 Email: ozgur.oksuz@engr.uconn.edu Office hours: Mon 11am – 12 noon Office: ITEB A-22 (C floor BECAT) |

The purpose of this course
is to introduce a set of numerical algorithms fundamental to scientific computation,
ranging from equation solving, function approximation, integration, difference
and differential equations, to special computer techniques. Emphasis will be
placed on efficient use of computers to optimize speed and accuracy in numerical
computation, and extensive digital computer usage for algorithm verification.

Prerequisites: CSE1010
(Introduction to Computing for Engineers), CSE1100 (Introduction to Computing),
MATH2110Q (Multivariable Calculus), MATH2410Q (Elementary Differential
Equations). Those without such prior backgrounds should contact the instructor
and get her permission to register this course.

The required textbook for
this course is

·
*Numerical
Methods for Engineers*, 6^{th}
Edition, S. C. Chapra and R. P. Canale.
(ISBN 0073401064)

__LECTURES__:

The conceptual and theoretical course contents will be
delivered primarily in the lectures, complemented by readings from the text
book. You should review readings prior to attending a lecture, and review the
readings again, along with any notes you took, after the lecture. Attending the
lectures is not a substitute for reading the text in the book.

You are expected to attend all lectures. If you are
unable to attend a lecture because of sickness or similar reasons, make sure
you get the notes from a classmate. If you are out of class for an extended
period of time because of sickness, notify your instructor as soon as possible,
and see your instructor immediately upon your return in order to determine how
to catch up. If you have missed a significant portion of the semester due to
illness, it is recommended that you resign from the course.

You are strongly encouraged to attend the lectures.
Attendance will be taken in class from time to time.

The grade breakdown is as
follows. I reserve the right to make
adjustments to the breakdown if I feel it is necessary.

- Assignments (7-8): 30%
- Midterm Examinations (2): 40%
- Final Examination (1): 30%

Assignments

There will be a few homeworks
which may need some Matlab coding. The purpose of
these is to give you feedback on your understanding of the material, and to
reinforce you concepts discussed in class. The assignment should be handed as a
paper copy in the class the day it is due. Note that assignments handed in late
will not be graded. We reserve the right
to ask for your Matlab codes for clearer grading.

Examinations

There will be two in-class preliminary examinations,
carrying 20% and 20% respectively, together with a comprehensive final
examination (30%) at the end of the term. Mid-term exams will be held on dates
to be announced in lecture. The final examination will be given on a date to be
specified by the University. **Do not make
travel plans for times during the examination period until the final
examination schedule has been posted.**

If you miss an examination because of sickness or
similar reasons, visit a physician and obtain a note detailing the period
during which you were medically incapable of taking the exam. Notify your
instructor immediately via email or telephone (voice mail) if you are going to
miss an exam before the exam takes place, unless medically impossible. See your
instructor as soon as you return to class.

__HUSKYCT/WEBSITE__:

A HuskyCT site has been set up for the class. However, you
must check the website http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~jinbo/Fall2011_Numerical_Methods.htm regularly for class materials, homework
assignments, problem clarifications, and other class announcements. You should
log in HuskyCT to obtain your grades.

We will follow the University Policy on Academic
Integrity. For more information, see the related Student Conduct Rules. The URL
of the UConn Student Conduct Rules web page is:

http://www.dos.uconn.edu/student_code.html

All academic work must be your own. Collaboration,
usually evidenced by unjusti_able similarity in
assignments, is never allowed. After an appropriate informal review, if any
students are found in violation of maintaining academic integrity, sanctions
will be imposed, which can be as severe as failing the course for reasons of
academic dishonesty. Especially flagrant violations will be considered under
formal review proceedings, which can call for harsher sanctions including
expulsion from the University. If you ever have any questions or concerns
regarding the policy, particularly as it relates to this course, please talk to
your instructor.

“Academic integrity is the pursuit of
scholarly activity free from fraud and deception and is an educational
objective of this institution. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited
to, cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating of information or citations,
facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, having unauthorized
possession of examinations, submitting work for another person or work
previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the
academic work of other students.”

__INCOMPLETE GRADES__:

We will follow the University Policy on Incomplete
Grades. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the contents of the related
pages.

Generally, incomplete (“I") grades are not given.
However, very rarely, circumstances truly beyond the student's control prevent
him or her from completing work in the course. In such cases the instructor can
give a grade of “I". The student will be given instructions
and a deadline for completing the work, usually no more than 30 days past the
end of the semester. University and department policy dictate that “I"
grades can be given only if the following conditions are met:

1. An Incomplete will only be given for missing a small
part of the course.

2. An Incomplete will only be given when the student
misses work due to circumstances beyond his/her control.

3. An Incomplete will only be given when the student is
passing the course except for the missed material.

4. An Incomplete is to be made up with the original
course instructor within the time specified by the appropriate University
regulation (see appropriate document above), and usually within the following
semester.

5. An Incomplete will not be given to allow the student
to informally re-take the entire course, and have that grade count as the grade
of the original course.

Incompletes can not be given
as a shelter from poor grades. **It is the
student's responsibility to make a timely resignation from the course if he or
she is doing poorly for any reason.** The last day to resign the course is
Monday, March 28.

__DISABILITIES__:

If you have a diagnosed disability (physical,
learning, or psychological) that will make it di_cult
for you to carry out the course work as outlined, or that requires
accommodations such as recruiting note-takers, readers, or extended time on
exams or assignments, please advise the instructor during the _rst two weeks of the course so that we may review possible
arrangements for reasonable accommodations.

__TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE__:

The following is a tentative outline of the major
topics we will cover in the course.

·
Error analysis

·
Roots of
equations

·
Linear algebraic
equations

·
Optimization

·
Numerical
differentiation and integration

·
Ordinary differential
equations

·
Partial
differential equations

·
Curve fitting

Additional or less materials may be discussed in
class, subject to schedule and class feedback, etc.

Last revised: 8/22/2011