Math 228A
Numerical Methods for PDEs
Fall Quarter 2016

Instructor:
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Professor Bob Guy
MSB 2136
guy@math.ucdavis.edu
754-9201
Monday 12-1
Wednesday 2-3


Textbook:
  1. R. J. LeVeque. Finite Difference Methods for Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations: Steady-State and Time-Dependent Problems. SIAM,  2007.
  2. W. Briggs, V.E. Henson, and S. McCormick. A Multigrid Tutorial, Second Edition. SIAM, 2000.


Webpage:
http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~guy/teaching/228a/
Homework and announcements will be posted here.


Class:
Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:45 in MSB 2112


TA:
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Jonathan Robey
MSB 2229
jrobey@math.ucdavis.edu
Thursday 3:00-5:00 PM

Homework
You are encouraged to talk with your classmates about homework problems. However, you must do your own write-up and write your own codes. All aspects of your write up must be clearly presented. Your writing should be clear and grammatically correct. Your codes must be thoroughly commented. All tables and figures must be appropriately labeled. You will be graded on the quality of your presentation.

Homework 1, due Friday, October 14th
Homework 2, due Friday, October 28th
Homework 3, due Friday, November 11th
Homework 4, due Friday, December 2nd
Homework 5, due Friday, December 9th
make_matrix_rhs_circleproblem.m

What we will cover
This coarse is part of the sequence 228A-C on numerical methods for partial differential equations.  The first quarter (228A) will focus on elliptic problems.  The topics we will cover this quarter are listed below.
Grading
Your grade will be based on your homework assignments.  We will likely have 4 or 5 homework assignments during this quarter.

Programming
This class will require writing computer programs. You may use any language. If you do not have a strong preference of language, it is recommended that you use MATLAB, because it is easy to use and very powerful.  All codes will be turned in and must be thoroughly commented.