The City College of New York • Grove School of Engineering • Computer Science Department • Course Syllabus
Numerical Issues in Scientific Programming
Credits & hours
3 cr., 3 hr.
Prof. Irina Gladkova
Textbook, title, author, and year
- Charles F. Van Loan, Introduction to Scientific Computing, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall
- Other supplemental materials: books, chapters, web materials related to course work
Specific course information
- Numerical issues: roundoff error, truncation error, overflow and underflow errors. Numerical integration; solution of simultaneous equations; curve fitting. A thorough introduction to scientific programming, using a modern version of the Fortran or Matlab language. Written reports and oral presentation of projects.
- Prereq.: CSc 21700, CSc 22000, and Math 34600
- Required course
Specific goals for the course and Relationship to student outcomes
Brief list of topics to be covered
Round-off and truncation errors
Piece-wise polynomial interpolation