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# MATH 270B Numerical Approximation and Nonlinear Equations

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TTh 12:30pm-1:50pm, APM 2402.

## Instructor

- Prof. Melvin Leok

Office: AP&M 5763

Email: mleok@math.ucsd.edu

Office Hours: T 10:00am-10:50am, Th 10:30pm-11:20pm, or by appointment.

## Teaching Assistant

- Jingwen Liang

Office: AP&M 6442

Email: jil343@ucsd.edu

Office Hours: M 5-6pm, W 5-6pm, AP&M 6442.

## Announcements

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## Course Description

- This course focuses on numerical methods for solving nonlinear
equations and optimization problems, and on classical and modern
approximation theory as needed for analyzing numerical methods.

## Prerequisites

- MATH 270A or consent of instructor. Programming experience in any
language, e.g., C/C++, FORTRAN, MATLAB.

## Textbook

## Homework

- Exercises (Atkinson and Han) 3.1.2,
3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.6.

Due Thursday, January 24, 2019 (Due date extended from Tuesday due to MLK
Day)

For 3.1.4, use the coordinate change from cartesian coordinates to polar
coordinates to transform bivariate polynomials to trigonometric
polynomials (when restricted to the unit circle).

## Grading

- Your grade in the course is based on homework (25%), a midterm exam
(25%), and a final exam (50%).