This is a site for Courant's undergraduate course in Numerical Analysis.

Spring 2019: MATH 252-003 Numerical Analysis

Course info

Instructor: Charles Puelz
Location and Time: Tues and Thurs, 11-1215pm, CIWW 201
Office hours: Tues, 4-5pm and Thurs, 2-3pm, CIWW 905
TA: Tristan Goodwill. Session is held Friday, 11 - 1215pm, CIWW 517
Grader: Runxi Bai
Syllabus: syllabus.pdf

We will be working mainly from the book An Introduction to Numerical Analysis by Suli and Mayers. Also, have a look at Trefethen and Bau’s book: Numerical Linear Algebra.

Tentative schedule

I’ll post pdfs of my notes, along with some sample Matlab codes. Some of the codes are from Georg Stadler… thanks!


Assignment 1, due Feb. 21, updated. assignment1.pdf.
Assignment 2, due March 7. assignment2.pdf.
Assignment 3, due March 26. assignment3.pdf.
Assignment 4, due April 18. assignment4.pdf.
Assignment 5, due May 3. assignment5.pdf.

The figure on the left is from this Wikipedia page for a Newton fractal. It is a fractal created by applying Newton’s method to a complex valued function.

Here is a link to NYU’s accessibility page: Accessibility.