Fall 2018 Numerical Analysis MTH 471 / MTH 571


Dr. Vasilije Perovic




Lippitt Hall, 202H

Office Hours

Tuesday:   9:30am - 10:30am;    Wednesday:   2:30pm - 4:30pm;     Thursday:   10:30am - 11:30am;
Other times by appointment. Right before class is definitely not a good time to see me!

Class Time

Tuesday / Thursday   12:30pm - 1:45pm,     Swan Hall 215.
Please turn off your cellphones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic gadgets during the class.
Regular attendance is expected.


Required: MTH 243 (multivariable calculus) and MTH 244 (intro to differential equations) or permission of the instructor.

Desired: Some experience with programming and writing proofs.

Textbook (required)

Numerical Analysis, by R. Burden, D. Faires, and A. Burden, 10th Edition, Cengage Learning.
(ISBN-13:  978-1-305-25366-7 ;     ISBN-10:   1-305-25366-3)
9th Edition is also acceptable! Please bring this text with you to every class!


You should check SAKAI regularly for announcements, schedule changes, downloading resources, grade updates, etc.

Other Resources

A no-cost resource is an excellent textbook Numerical Computing with MATLAB by Cleve Moler, a co-founder of MathWorks.


MATLAB, The MathWorks. Available in the Engineering Computer Center, Kirk Hall 203
(primarily for engineering and GSO students). For lab hours see here.
On your home computer you may use the freely available Matlab clone, GNU Octave.
See https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ for more details. Binaries for Linux and Windows are available.

Course Policies, Class Handout    (last updated September 5, 2018)   

Last modified: Monday, September 5, 2018.