Numerical Computing
Fall 2019

Professor: Mark H. Holmes
Office: Amos Eaton 322
Phone: 276-6891
Email: holmes
Office Hours: M, Tr 2-3, W 12-1
TA: Kamala Liu
Office: Amos Eaton 424
Email: liuc10
Office Hours: M, W 11-12

Couse Information

Class Syllabus

Text: Introduction to Scientific Computing and Data Analysis

  Solutions, errata, etc for the text are Here

Class Demos Web page with links to MATLAB diaries, class handouts, etc.

Majors of students taking class


  • HW0
  • HW1    solutions
  • HW2    solutions
  • HW3    solutions
  • HW4    solutions
  • HW5    solutions
  • HW6    solutions
  • HW7    Linear Regression Formulas    solutions
  • HW8 (not to be turned in): 8.23, 8.26(b)
  • Exams

  • Exam 1: Oct 3    solutions
  • Exam 2: Nov 7    solutions
  • Exam 3: Dec 5   
       exam3 S'18    solutions

  • Notes

    traffic data

    IVP tables

    Appendix D Introduction to MATLAB Programming
    Files used in Appendix D: Files

    MATLAB Guides

    There are many tutorials and quick reference guides for MATLAB on the web. The following is a short list of those that should be the most helpful.

    MathWorks Tutorials and learning resources maintained by MathWorks.

    MATLAB Quick Reference A list by Jialong He

    MATLAB Commands and Functions A list by Brian Vick, Mechanical Engineering Department, Virginia Tech

    Interesting and/or Relevant Links

    Relevant Laws of Computing:   Murphy's law   O'Toole's corollary of Finagle's law   Hofstadter's law

    AI today and tomorrow is mostly about curve fitting, not intelligence
    Hacker News comments on above article

    Methods for Constructing a Yield Curve

    the secret life of NaN

    Drop this course (aka, the Gilderoy Lockhart problem)

    NASA Modeling Guru: Basic Comparison of Python, Julia, R, Matlab and IDL

    Floating points: IEEE Standard unifies arithmetic model by Cleve Moler