Numerical Analysis

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Department/Program Faculty

Course Long Title

Numerical Analysis

Cross Listed Courses


This course studies the best ways to perform calculations that have already been developed in other mathematics courses. For instance, if a computer is to be used to approximate the value of an integral, one must understand both how quickly an algorithm can produce a result and how trustworthy that result is. While students implement algorithms on computers, the focus of the course is the mathematics behind the algorithms. Topics may include numerical evaluation, interpolation techniques, approximation of functions, solving equations, differentiation and integration, and solutions of differential equations.

Modes of Inquiry

Quantitative and Formal Reasoning [QF]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(DCS: Programming & Theory)

INDS Program Relationship

IDDC - DCA Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every other year