**Instructor:** Dr. A. Kharab, Ph.D.

**Office:** Room 303 BLD 5

**Office Hours:** SMW 10:00-10:50 am,

**Telephone:** My office 860-2661**E-mail:**
awkharab@kfupm.edu.sa**www:** http://kfupm.edu.sa/math/awkharab/

**Classroom:** (see Schedule)

**Text:** Numerical Methods

**Supplementary Software:** * MATLAB*, The Math works, Inc.

**Objectives
of the course**: The subject of Numerical Analysis is the
computation of approximate solutions to mathematical problems, usually by means
of a computer. It includes finding a suitable method to solve a given problem as
well as analyzing the possible error of the computed solution. The main
objectives are as follows:

The course will enable students to obtain an intuitive and working
understanding of the numerical methods introduced during the course. This
includes being able to choose a suitable method, and to implement it on a
computer. The
methods we will discuss come from chapters 2-10 in the textbook. | |

Gain some appreciation
of the concept of error and the need to analyze and predict it. This
includes an appreciation of computer arithmetic and its effects. | |

Master certain
mathematical techniques which are needed for understanding the methods and
the analysis of errors. | |

Improve their
programming skills and gain a working knowledge of MATLAB, a modern
interactive programming environment. |

**MATLAB. **The programming language for this course is * MATLAB*. Chapter 1 of the text
provides an introduction. *If you do not already know MATLAB, please work
through chapters *1 *during the first two weeks of classes. *There are
several ways of access to * MATLAB*:

- The
Mathematics Department computer lab is located BLG 5 Room 202.
- The
computer lab in the BLD 14 that belongs to the ITC Dept. You can access it
any time.
- If
you would like to have
*MATLAB*at home, consider purchasing the*MATLAB*Student Edition. - Use the following link to connect to a
**MATLAB tutorial.**Use the following link to**MATLAB Web site.**

**Materials:** ** Course materials**.

Be sure to check the **Lecture
Schedule**.

**Midterm Exam**date**Final Exam**date

**Math Prerequisites:** Math 202, ICS 101.

**Computer Prerequisites:** A structured programming course such as BASIC,
C, FORTRAN, Java or Pascal.

**Reading:** You are to read ahead in the textbook each day and be
familiar with the new vocabulary and new material before they are covered in the
lecture and computer lab.

**Course Homework:** Homework will be assigned occasionally.

**Computer Projects:** Computer projects will be required.

**Collaboration:** Find at least one classmate with whom you can study. A
support group is important.

**Attendance:** Your presence matters. Arrive to class on time! Let me
know if you cannot attend a class. I will inform you of the topic covered and
explain to you how to study them on your own.

**Course Points:**

- Midterm Exam counts 10%
- All Homework counts 10%
- All computer projects count 60%
- Final Exam counts 20%

TOTAL: 100%