General Information for MAPL/CMSC 466, Section 0101 - Bo Li

MAPL/CMSC 466, Section 0101

Introduction to Numerical Analysis (I)

Spring, 2000


Prerequisites A grade of C or better in MATH 240 (Linear Algebra) and MATH 241 (Calculus III -- multivariable calculus); and CMSC 104 (Fortran Programming) or CMSC 113.
Textbook Numerical Analysis, Sixth edition, by Richard L. Burden and J. Douglas Faires, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1997.
Software MATLAB is the official mathematical software and programming tool of the class.
Lectures MWF 12:00pm -- 12:50pm, Math 0302.
Instructor Bo Li (Office hours: W 3:00pm -- 4:00pm, Th 11:00am -- 12:00am, F 4:00pm -- 5:00pm; Office: Math 4304; Phone: 301-405-5088; E-mail:
Grader Hui Ji (Office: Math 4202; Phone: 301-405-5083; E-mail:
Class web page
Homework Both analytical and computational. Assigned and graded regularly. The homework with lowest score will be dropped. Note: no late homework will be accepted except a proved reasonable excuse (such as hospitalization, a family emergency, and a major religious activity) is provided.
Exams There will be two midterm and one final, close-book and close-note exams. The final exam will be cumulative.
    Midterm exam 1: 12:00pm -- 12:50pm, Friday, March 10, Math 0302.
    Midterm exam 2: 12:00pm -- 12:50pm, Friday, April 21, Math 0302.
    Final exam: 8:00am -- 10:00pm, Wednesday, May 24, Math 0302.
Note: neither make-up nor rescheduled exams will be allowed unless a proved written excuse (such as hospitalization, a family emergency, and a major religious activity) is provided sufficiently ahead of time.
Grading The final course grade will be determined based on the exams and homework with the following weights: final exam -- 40%, higher of midterm exams 1 and 2 -- 25%, lower of midterm exams 1 and 2 -- 20%, and homework -- 15%. The final grade will be curved.