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Course Structure

The course will include approximately 3 hours of lecture per week, 2 hours of required lab time, 4-6 hours of open lab time with the instructor or TA available for questions, a term project with deliverables throughout the term, a midterm, and a final. For the project, students will be creating a tutorial which covers an ODE and PDE problem from the same application area. The lecture will lead the students through the creation of the tutorial and introduce relevant numerical analysis topics. The lab sessions will give the students an opportunity to learn the necessary programming skills to model their specific tutorial problem and explore the current numerical analysis topic. Finally, the tutorials will be published to the other students in the class before the midterm and final as study aids for the other students.

Grading Breakdown

The project is the main focus of the class, and half the class grade will depend on its components. Notice that the final and midterm are deflated in terms of their importance relative to most undergraduate classes.


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Michelle Mills Strout 2002-06-28