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Numerical Methods (MATH-AD 214)

This page if for NYU Abu Dhabi students who follow Numerical Methods in the 2013 Fall session.

-  Here is the syllabus (updated on Oct 2).

-  Exams
The midterm exam will take place on Thu, Oct 31, during class (75 minutes).

-  Assignments. Solution should be submitted by e-mail, as attachments named like "ErwanHW1.m" or "ErwanHW1.pdf", with Erwan replaced by your first name and 1 by the actual number of the assignment.

  • Assignment 1, due Thursday, Aug 29. Use the bisection method to obtain an estimate of the solution of "x exp(x) = pi". You may use Excel or Matlab.

  • Assignment 2, due Thursday, Sep 5. Prove that the function defined by "f(x) = 1/(1+x)" is a contraction on a suitable stable domain. Use Matlab to approximate the positive fixed point of this function. Give an upper bound of the error.

  • Assignment 3, due Tuesday, Sep 17. You may hand it back in class.

  • Assignment 4, due Thursday, Sep 19.

  • Assignment 5, due Tuesday, Sep 24. Exercises 1.9 and 1.14 in the handout from the book "Scientific computing using Matlab and Octave".

  • Assignment 6, due Sunday, Sep 29.

  • Assignment 7, due Thursday, Oct 3. Exercises 2.9, 2.13, 2.14 on p.84-85 in the textbook "An Introduction to Numerical Analysis".

  • Assignment 8, due Thursday, Oct 3.

  • Assignment 9, due Tuesday, Oct 8. Exercise 4.7 on p.128 in the textbook "An Introduction to Numerical Analysis". Answer the questions, and implement the Newton method in Matlab.

  • Assignment 10, due Tuesday, Oct 29.

  • Assignment 11, due Tuesday, Nov 12.

  • Assignment 12, due Thursday, Nov 14.

  • Assignment 13, due Tuesday, Nov 26 (updated with more precise instructions on Nov 21).

  • Assignment 14, due Thursday, Nov 28.

  • Assignment 15, due Tuesday, Dec 3.