MATH3230B - Numerical Analysis - 2017/18

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  • Mid term: March 7, 2018(Wed) which mainly covers Chapter 1-6 of the lecture notes of cuhk.

General Information


  • Prof. Zeng Tieyong
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Teaching Assistant

  • Guo Xuyang
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  • Wang Xia
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Wed 4:30pm - 6:15pm, LSB LT4; Thur 4:30pm - 5:15pm, LSB LT3
  • Tutorial: Thur 5:30pm - 6:15pm, LSB LT3

Course Description

Floating-point numbers and roundoff errors, absolute and relative errors, stable and unstable computations, solutions of nonlinear equations, linear systems, interpolation, numerical differentiation, and numerical integration. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in advanced calculus and linear algebra.


  • D. Kincaid and W. Cheney, Numerical Analysis: Mathematics of Scientific Computing, Third Edition, QA297.K563, 2009.
  • G.W. Stewart, Afternotes on Numerical Analysis, SIAM, 1996. (QA297.S785).


  • G.H. Golub and C.F. van Loan, Matrix computations, Johns Hopkins University Press, MD, 1989. Call No.: QA188.G65.
  • R. L. Burden, J. D. Faires and A. M. Burden Numerical Analysis, 10th Edition, 2015.
  • C.F. Gerald and P.O.Wheatley, Applied Numerical Analysis, 7th Edition, Person Addison Wesley, 2003.

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