Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Math 514: Numerical Analysis

Student Body: 

Computer Science, applied math majors and math majors with emphasis in Comp. Sci. Graduate students in related areas.

Background and Goals: 

The goal of this course is to provide graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with an introduction to Numerical analysis, or numerical approaches to calculus.

Alternatives: 

N/A

Subsequent Courses: 

Math 515

Course Content: 
  • Polynomial forms, divided differences
  • Polynomial interpolation, Polynomial approximation:
    • Uniform approximation
    • Chebyshev polynomials
    • Least-squares approximations
    • Orthogonal polynomials
  • Numerical differentiation and integration
  • Splines, B-splines and spline approximation
  • Numerical methods for solving initial and boundary value problems for ODEs
credits: 
3. (N-A)
semester: 
Fall
prereqs: 
Math 340 or equivalent, Comp Sci 302 or equivalent.

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
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Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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