## Mathematics 273: Introduction to Scientific Computing

**INSTRUCTOR:** Dr. Roger Alexander
Associate Professor of Mathematics
**OFFICE:** 444 Carver
**PHONE:** (515) (29)4-7579
**E-MAIL:** alex at iastate dot edu
Follow the link for Consulting Hours in 444 Carver.
**WWW: **`http://www.math.iastate.edu/alex/273/syllabus.html`
**Student Learning Objectives** for Math 273: [PostScript] [Acrobat]
** TEXT: **Charles F. Van Loan, Introduction to Scientific Computing, 2nd Edition.
(Text for CS 222 -- Introduction to Scientific Computation
in the Cornell University Computer Science Department.)
Math 273 at ISU covers material from Chapters 1, 2, and 5-9.
Follow the link to a text file **errata list**.
Make these corrections in your copy of the text.
Visit the Examples directory for sample programs and solutions
provided by your instructor.

You are responsible for
consulting the **Math
273 calendar** for reading and homework assignments and
exam dates.
#### REQUIRED WORK

Your course grade will be determined from
(the percentages are subject to adjustment):
- 35% Problem Sets (5), analytical and computational problems. You may
work with at most one partner on problem sets.
- 10% Class participation. You will be called on to provide written
summaries of algorithms, analysis, and software covered in
the assigned reading for each class period.
- 30% Midterm Exams (2)
- 25% Final Exam

#### Mailing List

Send a request to alex at iastate dot edu to join the mailing list
for this class. With your request, you may optionally supply a code name.
Mailing list members will
- Receive advice on homework assignments via e-mail
- View current Grade Records posted
under code names provided
- Use "public" Mathematics Department PV workstations:
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