MA 427
Numerical Analysis

Lectures: Knott Hall 305
MWF 2-2:50
Instructor: Mili Shah(
Knott Hall 316D, x2724
Office Hours: M 9:30-10:30 or by appointment.
Participation: Please contribute to the classroom environment by asking questions and participating in discussions. Your interaction will be considered when assigning borderline grades, as will improving performance throughout the course of the semester.
Grading: 20% Problem Sets, 15% Journals, 40% Exams, 25% Final
Problem Sets: There will be a homework set roughly every other week. You are encouraged to discuss these assignments, but the final write-up must be entirely your own work. As a rule of thumb, you should spend half an hour working each problem independently before collaborating with a classmate.
Journals: In mathematics when new material is written it is submitted as an article to a journal. Two mathematicians review the submission to decide if it is correct and to comment on its style and presentation. They make a recommendation to the editor of the journal who decides if it is going to be published. To aid in your learning of mathematics, the same thing will be done in this course. You will write three academic journal articles in this course based on your homework and will review six of your peers' articles. Full details of this process can be found in the Journals tab.
Exams:Two exams and one final will be given during the semester. You may not use outside resources: calculators, other students, other books, etc. Each exam will constitute 20% of your total grade (40% total) and the final will constitute 25% of your total grade.
Late policy:No work will be accepted late without prior arrangement or a written excuse. Neither exam or final may be made up without prior arrangement or a written excuse.
Text: Anne Greenbaum and Timothy P. Chartier: Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms
Learning Aims: Mathematical Sciences Learning Aims
University Learning Aims
Cell Phones: Cell phones are not permitted in class unless in off or silent mode. If a cell phone rings or vibrates in class, your next assignment will be deducted 2 points.
Disabilities: I will happily accommodate any needs you have based upon a disability that is registered with the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). You need to contact me ahead of time for this accommodation. You can contact DSS at 410-617-2062, or