San Antonio, Texas 

MAT 5603.001: Numerical Analysis
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Armando ArciniegaSyllabus Spring 2007 INSTRUCTOR'S Email: armando.arciniega@utsa.edu INSTRUCTOR'S Web: http://math.utsa.edu/~aarcinie OFFICE PHONE: 4585551 OFFICE: SB 4.01.56 OFFICE HOURS: MWF 10:00am 11:00am And also by appointment TEXT: Numerical Analysis: Mathematics of Scientific Computing, 3rd ed. by David Kincaid and Ward Cheney PREREQUISITE: MAT 3633. OBJECTIVE: To provide a fundamental introduction to numerical techniques used in mathematics, computer science, physical sciences, and engineering. Emphasis will be on the mathematical analysis of numerical methods. Areas of study include solution of nonlinear equations and function optimization, approximation theory and numerical quadrature. SCOPE: This course will cover the classical fundamental topics in numerical analysis such as Computer Arithmetic, Solution of Nonlinear Equations, Approximation Theory, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, and Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students are expected to be above reproach in scholastic activities. Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. Ethical violations include cheating on quizzes and/or exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition. Cheating, plagiarism, or other acts of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this class. Cheating on any quiz/exam will result in a grade of zero. Read the documentation on Academic Dishonesty in the student handbook or at the online information guide. READ THE TEXTBOOK: Student initiative and determination are crucial elements for the success in mathematics courses. Mathematics courses require more than just reading the material, listening to lectures, and taking notes. Solving problems is of the utmost importance. Doing the assigned reading in advance of the class is required. It is the students' responsibility to learn the material presented and discussed in all class meetings and on the assigned reading from the textbook. Additional materials may also be made available (in the form of handouts or online documents). To gain a better understanding of the material, READ each section before it is presented in class and then reread it before doing the homework problems. IF HELP IS NEEDED, SEEK IT IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO FALL BEHIND, AS IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO "CATCH UP." ATTENDANCE: Attendance to the lectures is mandatory. Students are expected to arrive on time for class and to remain for the duration of the scheduled meeting time. Students are expected to maintain a proper decorum. CLASSROOM BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATION: Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. To assure all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class,students are PRHOHIBITED from engaging in any form of disruptive behavior. At a minimum, inappropriate or disruptive behavior in the classroom, INCLUDING THE SOUNDING OF A CELLPHONE or other electronic device, shall result in a request to leave class. TURN YOUR CELLPHONES OFF BEFORE CLASS. QUIZZES: Quizzes will be given on Wednesdays. They will cover material from previous lectures and previous homework. You are NOT allowed to use your notes NOR your textbook. Acceptable quizzes should have your full name clearly written. Your work itself should also be legible and clearly redacted. An important aspect of learning mathematics is learning how to communicate mathematical ideas effectively. A correct answer (say a number or formula) without any explanation as to how it was reached upon is worth no credit. NO MAKEUP QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN. HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned weekly, and it will be collected on Mondays. It is of the utmost importance to stay current with homework assignments. NO LATE HOMEWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. EXAMS: There will be three (3) inclass exams that will cover material from class lectures and homework assignments plus a final exam (see below). THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUP EXAMS. The grade of the final exam will replace the grade of a validated missed exam. FINAL EXAMINATION: The final exam will be comprehensive and it will cover all the material we cover in class. NO EARLY FINALS WILL BE GIVEN. GRADING PROCEDURES: EXAMS 45% HOMEWORK 15% QUIZZES 20% FINAL EXAM 20% A 90  100% B 80  89% C 70  79% D 60  69% F 59  0% The world of Mathematics is a world of infinity; you can never find the end of it. El mundo de las matemáticas es infinito; nunca alcanzas su final. Note: The final exam will be given on Monday, May 7, 2007 (5:00pm7:45pm). MAT 5603.001 Assignments Chapters Sections 1 1, 2 2 1, 2, 3 3 1, 2, 3, 4 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 7 1, 2, 3, 4 8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 
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