Designing algorithms in a finite precision environment that are accurate, fast, and memory efficient is a challenge that many engineers must face. This course will provide students with the tools they need to meet this challenge. Topics include floating point arithmetic, rounding and discretization errors, problem conditioning, algorithm stability, solving systems of linear equations and least-squares problems, exploiting matrix structure, interpolation, finding zeros and minima of functions, computing Fourier transforms, derivatives, and integrals. Matlab is the computing platform.
Computation for Engineers
01/22/2024 - 05/07/2024