CS 421: Numerical Analysis (Fall 2004)

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Course goal

To learn principles of numerical analysis, that is, algorithms for problems arising in science and engineering involving real number computation. Algorithms will be designed and then analyzed for efficiency and accuracy.

Course location

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:25-2:15, Bard 140


S. Vavasis
493 Rhodes Hall
Email: vavasis@cs.cornell.edu
Office hours: Tues 2:30-4:00 and Thurs 1:30-3:00.

Teaching Assistant

Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam (Muthu)
5132 Upson
Email: vmuthu@cs.cornell.edu
Office hours: Wed 4:00-5:00 and Fri 4:00-5:00


M. Heath, Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey, 2nd Edition , McGraw Hill, 2002.
Cover of textbook


Linear algebra and multivariable calculus
Knowledge of programming


This course is considered an honors version of CS 322. 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 8/27/04