Department of Mathematics Syllabus
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MAT 226C: Numerical Methods: Ordinary Differential Equations
Approved: 2008-06-01, Roland Freund
Spring, alt years; 1st LEC 3.0 hrs/wk; 2nd T-D 1.0 hrs/wk
Suggested Textbook: (actual textbook varies by instructor; check your instructor)
22B or equivalent, or consent of instructor; familiarity with some programming language.
Numerical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations, including methods for initial-value problems and two-point boundary-value problems, theory of and methods for differential algebraic equations, dimension reduction of large-scale dynamical systems.
- Initial Value Problems o One-step methods o Multistep methods o Runge-Kutta methods o Stiff equations - Two-Point Boundary Value Problems o Shooting methods o Collocation methods - Differential Algebraic Equations o Index-1 systems o General systems - Linear Dynamical Systems o Time-invariant systems o Dimension reduction of large-scale systems
No required textbook. Optional references:
- A. Iserles, A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations, Cambridge University Press, 1996
- J. Stoer and R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, 3rd Ed., Springer-Verlag, 2002
Homework assignments, covering both theory and computational problems: 50%. Final project and report: 50%