CS 322: Introduction to Scientific Computing (Spring 2003)

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Course goal

To learn principles of scientific computing, that is, algorithms and software tools for problems arising in science and engineering involving real number computation. Algorithms will be designed, analyzed and implemented in Matlab. Some applications will be presented.


Mondays and Wednesdays 10:10-11:00, Phillips 101.


  • Section 1: Thursday 12:20-1:10, Hollister 320, Srijuntongsiri.
  • Section 2: Thursday, 3:35-4:25, Hollister 206, Srijuntongsiri.
  • Section 3: Friday, 2:30-3:20, Hollister 206, Faradjian.
  • Section 4: Friday, 3:35-4:25, Hollister 206, Faradjian.


S. Vavasis
493 Rhodes Hall
Email: vavasis@cs.cornell.edu
Office hours: Tues 2:30-4:00 and Thurs 10:30-12:00.

Teaching Assistants


C. Van Loan, Introduction to Scientific Computing (required).
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  • Knowledge of math equivalent to Math 191-294
  • Knowledge of programming equivalent to CS 100.


CS majors may use only one of CS 321, CS 322, CS 421 toward their degree.

Stephen A. Vavasis, Computer Science Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, vavasis@cs.cornell.edu

handed out 1/20/03