Introduction to use of computers to
solve scientific and engineering problems. Application of
mathematical judgment in selecting tools to solve problems and to
present results.
Although the subject matter of Numerical
Scientific Computing can be made rather difficult, an attempt will
be made to present the course material in as simple a manner as
possible. More theoretical aspects, such as proofs, will not be
presented. Applications will be emphasized.
High quality mathematical software is available for solving most
commonly occurring problems in scientific computing. Use of
sophisticated, professionally written software has many
advantages. We will seek to understand basic ideas of methods on
which such software are based, so that we can use software
intelligently.
We will gain handson experience in using such software to solve
wide variety of computational problems.
