|Math 320||Fall 2018|
Text and ReferencesRecommended 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