Department of Mathematics Syllabus

This syllabus is advisory only. For details on a particular instructor's syllabus (including books), consult the instructor's course page. For a list of what courses are being taught each quarter, refer to the Courses page.

MAT 128C: Numerical Analysis in Differential Equations
Approved: 1994-03-01 (revised 2011-08-01, A. Cheer)

Suggested Textbook: (actual textbook varies by instructor; check your instructor)
Burden and Faires’ Numerical Analysis, 9th Edition; Brooks Cole Publishing; Pricing with from $173.00 to $244.00
Search by ISBN on Amazon: 9780538733519

Suggested Schedule:





5.1 – 5.11

Initial-Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations


11.1 – 11.5

Boundary-Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations


12.1 – 12.3

Numerical Solutions to Partial Differential Equations

27-28 Lectures Total

Additional Notes:

5-6 computational problems involving the solution of stated problems using the computer are assigned throughout the quarter. Normally, 1-2 weeks are allowed for their completion.


There is a midterm and final scheduled for this course.