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Math 4446

Introduction to Numerical Analysis

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Spring 2011

TR 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m., MCB 321

Instructor: Slimane Adjerid ( (phone: 231-5945)

Office: McBryde 424

Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday 12:30-1:30p.m.; & by appointment

Course Content:

R. L. Burden and J. D. Faires, Numerical Analysis, Brooks/Cole, 9th ed., 2011.

Grading and Evaluation Criteria: Students are expected to do reading and assignments as they are assigned. Graded work will include two in-class exams as well as quizzes and/or handed in homework and computer projects. All homework will be assigned at least one day before it is due. Quizzes will be announced at least one day before they are given. Each of the three in-class exams will be announced at least one week before it is given. The final grade will be calculated using the following weights: handed in homework and computer projects and/or quizzes 60 %; in-class exams 40 %. Percentages of at least 90, 80, 70, 60 guarantee grades of at least A-, B-, C-, D- respectively.

Missed Work: If a student fails to take an exam or quiz or fails to hand in an assignment on time, his/her score is zero unless the reasons for the failure are serious and beyond the student's control (``subc''). The instructor reserves the right to verify that the reasons are serious and beyond the student control. It is to the student's advantage to inform the instructor of such reasons before missing the work. When work is missed for ``subc" reasons, the instructor, after consultation with the student, will decide how to handle the missed work.

Honor: Students work on quizzes, in-class exams, and the final exam alone. It will be announced prior to each exam and quiz what aids (books, notes, calculators, etc.), if any, students will be permitted to use on that exam or quiz. Handed in homework may be discussed with other students as well as with the instructor. However, in writing up an assignment to be handed in, the student works alone (without other students or other students' papers) and certifies that what is written accurately represents the student's own understanding of the material. The honor code applies to all graded work in this course.

Virginia Tech Honor System Information

IMPORTANT: If you are not on the class roll that comes out after the last add date, immediately check your schedule at a terminal and start attending the proper section. For no forseeable reason (computer and registrar personnel mistakes included) will you be allowed to stay in the wrong section or to drop a section for which you are actually enrolled after the last drop date. By simply attending a section you will not be placed on its roll.

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