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Reading | Topic | Read by ... |
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Preface and Note to the Student | Overview and philosophy of text. | 27-Mar-2006 |
Chapter 1 | "Differential Calculus of One Variable" | 28-Mar-2006 |
Chapter 2 | "Integral Calculus" | 31-Mar-2006 |
Chapter 3 | "Calculus of Many Variables" | 07-Apr-2006 |
Chapter 4 | "Infinite Series" | 14-Apr-2006 |
Chapter 5 | "Complex Numbers" | 21-Apr-2006 |
Chapter 6 | "Functions of Complex Variables" | 26-Apr-2006 |
Chapter 7 | "Vector Calculus" | 01-May-2006 |
Chapter 8 | "Matrices and Determinants" | 17-May-2006 |
Chapter 9 | "Linear Vector Spaces" | 23-May-2006 |
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Week | Practice Problems | Exams | 1094 Sessions | 2005 Exams |
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1 | Chapter 1 Practice Problems | Session 1 | Quiz 1 | |
2 | Chapter 2 Practice Problems | Quiz 1 | Session 2 | Quiz 2 |
3 | Chapter 3 Practice Problems | Quiz 2 | Session 3 | Quiz 3 |
4 | Chapter 3/4/5 Practice Problems | Quiz 3 | Session 4 | Quiz 4 |
5 | Chapter 5/6 Practice Problems | Quiz 4 | Session 5 | Quiz 5 |
6 | Chapter 7 Practice Problems I | Midterm | Session 6 | Midterm |
7 | Chapter 7 Practice Problems II | Quiz 5 | Session 7 | Quiz 6 |
8 | Chapter 8 Practice Problems | Quiz 6 | Session 8 | Quiz 7 |
9 | Quiz 7 | Session 9 | ||
10 | Session 10 | |||
11 | Final | Final |
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Copies of any handouts are available from Prof. Furnstahl or online below.
Dates of Session | Overview | Notes/Handouts | Files |
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30-Mar-2006 | Session 1 | "Chapter 1 Practice Problems" [pdf]; "MATLAB Cheatsheet I" [pdf]; | my_area.m, circle_area.m, eqheat.m |
04-Apr-2006 | Session 2 | "Chapter 2 Practice Problems" [pdf]; "MATLAB Cheatsheet II" [pdf]; | deriv_test.m, test_function1.m, |
11-Apr-2006 | Session 3 | "Chapter 3 Practice Problems" [pdf]; "Numerical Integration Background I" [pdf]; "MATLAB Cheatsheet III" [pdf]; | integ_test.m, integ_naive.m, test_integrand1.m |
18-Apr-2006 | Session 4 | "Chapters 3/4/5 Practice Problems" [pdf]; "MATLAB Cheatsheet IV" [pdf]; | test_convergence.m |
25-Apr-2006 | Session 5 | "Chapters 5 and 6 Practice Problems" [pdf]; "MATLAB Cheatsheet V" [pdf]; | complex_convergence.m, complex_plot.m |
02-May-2006 | Session 6 | "Chapter 7 Practice Problems I" [pdf]; "MATLAB Cheatsheet VI" [pdf]; | btm_fig77.m, rotating_vector.m |
09-May-2006 | Session 7 | "Chapter 7 Practice Problems II" [pdf] | vector_fields.m, gradient_hemisphere.m, |
16-May-2006 | Session 8 | "Chapter 8 Practice Problems" [pdf] "MATLAB Cheatsheet VII" [pdf]; | divergence.m, laplace_relax.m, |
23-May-2006 | Session 9 | "MATLAB Cheatsheet VIII" [pdf]; | matrix_timing.m, laplace_relax_random.m, laplace_relax_pbc.m |
01-Jun-2005 | Session 10 | "MATLAB Cheatsheet IX" [pdf]; |
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You (mostly) have your choice of postscript (ps) or PDF format. If you're not sure, try PDF (and read it with Adobe Acrobat).
Last Updated | Handout | Comments |
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23-May-2006 | Kronecker Delta Function and Levi-Civita (Epsilon) Symbol (pdf) | Background and examples on using these (including the Einstein summation convention). |
21-Apr-2006 | Basics of Complex Numbers I (pdf) | Summary of what you need to know about complex numbers. |
31-Mar-2006 | Computer Representation of Floating-Point Numbers (pdf) | Background on how non-integer numbers are stored on computers (and in MATLAB). |
22-Mar-2005 | Problem Solving (ps) (pdf) | "G. Polya and 'How to Solve It!'" General framework for problem solving. |
00-Feb-1960 | Wigner essay (pdf) | "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences," by Eugene Wigner. Reprinted from Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 13 (Feb. 1960). |
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