Math 320 |
Fall 2018 |
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## Text and References

Recommended Text:Numerical Analysis, 10th Edition, by Richard L. Burden, J. Douglas Faires, and Annette M. Burden, ISBN-13: 978-1305253667

You can of course buy this online. Moreover, I noticed PDF versions of the 9th Edition online. It will be entirely adequate (in fact,I have not yet even seen the 10th edition).

One reason I chose this text is because it contains a number of useful computer examples that we will not have time to cover in class.

Note that our course will be at a somewhat higher mathematical level than this test.

Some Additional References:

- Forsythe, George E., "Pitfalls in Computation, or why a Math Book isn't Enough."
American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 77, No. 9, (Nov., 1970), pp. 931-956,

Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2318109 [To get access you may need to login via the Penn Library].

This classical article gives superb -- and often surprising -- examples where naive computations fail.- Dahlquist, G.,and Bjorck, a., "Numerical Methods," (Dover Books on Mathematics) Reprint Edition. An inexpensive reprint of a classical text. ISBN-13: 978-0486428079. Although a bit old,
this is the numerical analysis text I like most.[ Amazon]- Isaacson, E., and Keller, H. B., "Analysis of Numerical Methods," Dover Books on Mathematics) Revised ed. Edition), ISBN-13: 978-0486428079. Amazon; also [free PDF download]
- DeTurck, D. and Wilf, H., Lecture Notes: Math 320 in 2002
- Matlab: Help
Cleve Moler:Numerical Computing with MATLAB 2.0 [ Chapters]

Experiments with MATLAB