CS 421: Numerical Analysis (Fall 2005)

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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, Upson 111.


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

Teaching Assistant

Jaime Barrera
657 Rhodes
Email: jhb9149@cam.cornell.edu
Office hours: Wed., 2:30-3:30 and Thurs., 3:00-4:00.


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 8/26/05